Camier back on track
Camier back on track

After a lengthy summer break, the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team will join their WorldSBK rivals on track this weekend at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portugal for round 10 of the FIM World Superbike Championship.

The team return to the undulating 4.6 kilometre circuit in Portimão after completing four days of testing at the venue last month, with Leon Camier looking to gain from the lessons learned on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 machines. The circuit is one of the most demanding on the WorldSBK calendar, with large elevation changes combining with a mixture of tight and long radius corners.

Camier continues his recovery from an injury sustained during a crash while testing for the Suzuka 8 Hour, but should be close to full fitness for the upcoming round.

Speaking ahead of the weekend, Camier said: “After a long break from racing I’m looking forward to getting back on my bike this weekend at Portimão and my body should be in better shape than it was during the test.

“When we tested at this circuit last month we found a good direction with our development and now we need to follow through with this progress during the race weekend. The developments we’ve introduced should help us this weekend and I think the track should suit the Fireblade, so I hope we can convert this into a good result.