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World Superbike Championship star Leon Camier expecting tough challenge in fourth round at Monza in Italy

09 May 2013
by Alex Hoad

Leon Camier

Leon Camier

Leon Camier is back in action in the fourth round of the FIM World Superbike Championship at Monza in Italy on Sunday.

The Ashford-born FIXI Crescent Suzuki rider finished ninth and seven in Assen a fortnight ago, despite still suffering from the knee injury that he sustained in a crash at the previous meeting in Spain.

Camier said: “I’m expecting a pretty hard weekend regardless of my fitness. 

“It’s a tough and fast circuit to race at, but we have a few things to try and if we get the set-up right and the chassis working well, we might be able to make some advantages count on the track that will help us.”

He added: “My knee is getting better all the time and I’m working hard to get it fully fit. 

“It was pretty swollen after the race at Assen, but I have now had the stitches out and it’s healed really well. It’s okay now, but still quite sore.

“I’ve done lots of gym work and a bit of hiking in the mountains to get it stronger and the movement better.

“It will still take a bit of time to get it 100 per cent, but I am looking forward to getting myself bike fit, especially with my home race (at Donington Park) coming up later this month.”

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