BSB: Camier Is The New 2009 British Superbike Champion
Leon Camier wins BSB Championship with one round to go
Airwaves Yamaha completed a perfect weekend at Silverstone today. Leon Camier won a dramatic Race One ahead of his teammate James Ellison, to secure the coveted British Superbike crown. The positions then reversed as James Ellison scored a sensational victory in Race Two.
At the start of Race One, James maintained 2nd off the line whilst pole sitter Leon got away in 5th. James took the lead on lap 4 and was soon joined by his teammate. After a number of attempts, Leon finally took the lead on the penultimate lap for his 17th win of the season, and his maiden British Superbike Championship.
In a restarted Race Two, the newly crowned Champion made a rare mistake, going off track on lap 4 whilst trying to take the lead. As Leon fought his way back from 9th up to 2nd, James battled his way to the front of the field for an eventual 4th career BSB victory.
After Race Two James said, “It’s been a mega weekend. From the very first session we’ve been quick and the second race topped it off. It feels good to beat Leon fair and square on the track. I think I’ve managed to find something a little extra in me and the bike, which we will carry on to Oulton Park. Congratulations to Leon on a fantastic Championship win.”
Commenting on his Championship crown Leon said, “It’s a dream come true to become British Superbike Champion. I have to thank everyone who has helped me get here. The first race was one of the hardest of the season for me. I was pushing so hard and there were some places where I was a bit out of control. I kept trying to make passes, but they weren’t working out. Thankfully it all turned out ok in the end, it’s an unbelievable feeling to know I’ve finally done it!”
Race One Results:
1. Leon Camier – Airwaves Yamaha
2. James Ellison – Airwaves Yamaha
Race Two Results:
1. James Ellison – Airwaves Yamaha
2. Leon Camier – Airwaves Yamaha
1. Leon Camier – Airwaves Yamaha 479.5 pts
2. James Ellison – Airwaves Yamaha 380 pts