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British teenage representation boosted as Camier gets surprise debut ride

British teenage representation boosted as Camier gets surprise debut ride

British teenage representation boosted as Camier gets surprise debut ride

British teenage representation in the MotoGP World Championship series was boosted this weekend with the news that 15 year old talent Leon Camier will be riding with Italjet in the 125cc race at Catalunya, replacing Hungarian rider Gabor Talmacsi. The GP roundabout has swung in Camier´s favour, and the British 125 Champion admitted he was as surprised as anyone with the news.

`I still can´t believe I am here,´ he told motograndprix.com. `My name has been down with IRTA for a long time in the hope that I could step in for somebody at some stage, but this came about in quite a strange way and all happened very quickly. Now I am here I am just trying to focus on the job at hand and not get carried away. I need to get a feel for the bike as soon as possible and try and find my rhythm as soon as possible in practice. Then in the race it will just be a case of getting a good start and finishing as high as possible.

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125cc, 2002, Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya

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