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Leon Camier finished narrowly out of the points on his home Moto GP debut at Silverstone on Sunday.
The 28-year-old Ashford born rider was making his third successive appearance for the Drive M7 Aspar team, as replacement for injured Nicky Hayden, sidelined with a wrist injury, and hoping to follow-up winning his maiden point, after finishing 15th last time out at Brno in the Czech Republic, a fortnight ago.
He had to settle for 16th this time, finishing 6.5 seconds behind Alex de Angelis, with Aspar team-mate Hiroshi Aoyama, just ahead of him.
Camier improved three places on the opening lap, but speaking to Crash. net website, he said: “I think we could have done more. As soon as I went out I felt that something was wrong with the brakes. They didn't slow me down like they normally do and I nearly ran off the track on the warm-up lap,”
“I got a good start and made some really good passes, but I soon knew something definitely wasn't right with the brakes. I kept running deep and couldn't brake as I wanted.
He added: “I couldn't show my best, which was disappointing. I feel like I'm not riding like I can. Not confident. I can't get off on the gas and roll out of the turn like a want to.
"I was trying to ride as best I could but we are missing something. We need testing and to change something drastically on the bike to make it work better.”
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