Camier relishing Brno test
Camier relishing Brno test

The Czech Republic returns as a host nation for the FIM World Superbike Championship for round 7 this weekend, with Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team rider Leon Camier relishing the chance to ride the undulating Automotodromo Brno circuit again.

The Brno circuit is a technical 5.4 kilometre track characterised by its huge elevation changes where the difference between the lowest and highest points of the circuit is over 70 metres – the height of a twenty story building. These elevation changes, coupled with many left-right corner combinations split by a series of straights – including the steep, uphill straight in the last sector colloquially known as ‘Horsepower Hill’ – make the track a stern test for man and machine.

Camier has ridden the circuit numerous times during his illustrious WorldSBK career and although the Briton is still not 100% fit following his injury, given the progress he made during the Donington race weekend he is positive about maintaining his momentum on the CBR1000RR Fireblade SP2 this weekend at one of his favourite circuits.

Speaking ahead of the weekend, Camier said: “I really like the Brno Circuit, it’s probably one of my favourites to ride although it is quite a challenging circuit to ride. Missing the recent test here means we’re a little bit behind the other teams in terms of having a base setting heading into the weekend, but the bike has come along well recently and hopefully can get it working well from the first session on Friday.

“My recovery is going well, it’s the type of injury that isn’t a quick fix so I’m not 100% but it’s better than it was at Donington so things are improving there step by step. I’m looking forward to getting out on track and continuing our progress and we’ll be pushing to be even closer to the front of the field.”