Leon Camier ended up 6th in today’s Race2 of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at the iconic Donington Park circuit, with the British gaining + 10 points and confirming the Top8 in Overall Standing. Bad luck for Jacobsen and Zaccone, both collecting a zero point in the WorldSSP race.
WorldSBK – Race2
After setting the 5th fastest lap time in the Warmup early this morning, Leon Camier was ready to start Race2 from the front row on the grid. During the race, the Ashford (Kent) rider, set a solide pace on the MV Agusta F4 RC machine prepared by the Varese squad, with the Briton able to hold the 6th position until the the checkered flag and confirming the 8th place in the Championship Standings.
WorldSSP – Race
When the lights goes off on Donington Park’s starting grid, PJ Jacobsen is passed by three riders but he can quickly get back to his rhythm and starts fighting in the first positions until the race is interrupted by red-flag after a few laps. Unfortunately, the MV Agusta Reparto Corse’s technicians founds a technical problem on the PJ’s bike, forcing the American rider to retire from the race.
His teammate Alessandro Zaccone was also unlucky, coming back 9 positions but crashing by high-side at only 4 laps from the end of the race, when he was fighting for the 12th position.
With the Donington Park round left behidg, Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse will be back on track in three weeks ahead of Misano Adriatico, the second home-race for the Italian squad.
Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK – All in all it was a good race for us all and a positive result for the championship standing. We had some little issues over the weekend but luckily in race I had a good feeling with the bike and I was able to stay with the front guys. I now look forward to the next round in Misano, where I hope we can have another positive race weekend for all our Italian fans.
Patrick “PJ” Jacobsen #99 WorldSSP – I am really sorry since I know I could have done a good race and get some extra points for the Championship. After such a hard work it is extremely sad to end it that way but now we have to stay focused and start working on the next race at Misano.
Alessandro Zaccone #61 ESS – Today the bike was much better than yesterday and I managed to make a nice comeback from 22nd to 13th position. Maybe I forced too much trying to pass Ryde, who at that time was 12th, and then I crashed. Anyway, what matters right now is that we managed to fix most of the problems we had at the beginning of the weekend and now we just have to focus on the next home-race at Misano, trying to make some good results.