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Leon Camier looks back on his World Championship bow

Leon Camier looks back on his World Championship bow

Leon Camier looks back on his World Championship bow

British youngster Leon Camier made his Grand Prix debut last weekend as a last-minute substitute for the Italjet Racing Service team. The 15 year-old stepped into the breach after receiving a call asking him to fill the shoes of Gabor Talmasci for the Gran Premi Marlboro de Catalunya. Although scheduled as just a one-off appearance at the current time, Camier was delighted to get the chance to showcase his talent on the world stage.

´It is a one-off unless we can get some more money together, but I hoping we can go on from here´, he stated. In the race itself, Camier was unlucky to go off the track early on, but fought on to complete the race even though he was eventually lapped. ´The difference between the British Championship and the World Championship is incredible. It´s a lot harder out here, but I did find once I was lapping with the other riders I was able to stay with them, but unfortunately the bike just lacked a fair bit of power on the straights.´$$$ The Briton has no doubts where he wants his future to lie, but is aware of the difficulty in securing a World Championship ride full-time. ´I want to stay in Grand Prix if I can. I really enjoyed the weekend but we´ll have to wait and see. If I get the chance to stay with Italjet and then get the bike set up a bit better I would be happy as Grand Prix is where I want to be´.

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