Camier becomes Team Manager
Camier becomes Team Manager

Leon Camier has this morning announced that he will no longer race and will instead embark on a new venture as a Team Manager.

He will join the Honda World Superbike team as their manager replacing Jaume Colme, and he will be at the upcoming two day test with Team HRC in Jerez.

2020 wasn’t the best of racing years for Camier unfortunately as he got injured in winter testing. He injured his shoulder which meant that he couldn’t take his place on the grid for Barni Racing at the opening WSBK round in Australia.

Now though he is turning his attentions to a whole new challenge and bringing his experience of 223 WSBK races to Leon Camier and Alvaro Bautista and their development of the factory backed Honda’s.

Speaking about his new role, Camier said: “I’ve been a Honda rider for several seasons during my career and I’m now very happy and proud to be back with the company for what is a major change in my professional and personal life.

“I thank Honda for the trust they have put in me – the WorldSBK project is very important and the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade looks absolutely great. I’m prepared to work hard to achieve our goals; I always did so as a rider and I will continue in the same way as Team Manager.

“Having raced in SBK® for many years, I know the championship and its challenges very well, although the current period further exacerbates these issues. But in working alongside two very strong riders like Alvaro and Leon, and such a professional group of people as Team HRC and the HRC engineers, I am confident we’ll be able to reach our full potential and fight for top results.

“We now have two days of testing at Jerez, it will be my first opportunity to work with the team and I really look forward to starting this new and exciting adventure.”