Camier happy with WSB test
Camier happy with WSB test

The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team ended its pre-season testing programme at Phillip Island today, as another strong performance from rider Leon Camier ensured the team is ready to go at the 2018 WorldSBK season opener this weekend.

In warm and at times windy conditions at the 4.4 kilometre Phillip Island Circuit, Kent’s Camier and team-mate Jake Gagne completed a total of 267 laps over the two days of testing.

Building on the work undertaken at the previous pre-season tests at Jerez and Portimao, for this test the team focused on fine-tuning chassis and electronic settings on the Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 ahead of the first race of the 2018 WorldSBK season.

Having shown good pace over a single lap, the focus for Camier at the Phillip Island test was working on race pace and overall he set eighth quickest time with a personal best of 1’31.537, set in the morning session on the second day.

After spending some good time on the bike, Camier was pleased with how things were progressing ahead of the new season:

“Overall this test helped me learn a lot about the Fireblade on a different track and we focused on trying some different things to improve our race pace.”

“It was a good test for me to learn the adjustability of the bike and what works and what doesn’t in terms of setting for my riding style.”

“We now have a base setting we can use this weekend for the race and all we need is to find a couple of tenths a lap so we can be in the fight with the top six.”

With pre-season testing completed, the team turns its attention to the opening round of the 2018 WorldSBK season at Phillip Island, which gets underway this Friday, February 23rd.