Team Suzuki Press Office – October 6.
FIXI Crescent Suzuki has announced that it has agreed terms to secure the services of Leon Camier for the 2013 Superbike World Championship.
Camier completed the deal shortly before this weekend’s final round of the season at Magny-Cours in France and will sign a one-year extension to his current contract. The former British Superbike Champion joined the Crescent Suzuki squad for its first season in WSBK this year and has been influential in steering the Yoshimura-powered Suzuki GSX-R to its current position, not only because of his racing ability – which saw the FIXI Crescent Suzuki team takes its first podium in World Superbikes with Camier on board – but also from an engineering point of view with his valuable technical input.
The agreement with Camier follows hot-on-the-heels of the news that FIXI will remain as title sponsor for the team’s attack on the World Superbike Championship in 2013 and that Team Principal Paul Denning will take over the day-to-day running of the team. News on Camier’s team-mate will be announced soon, as the FIXI Crescent Suzuki squad finalises its plans for next year.
“I am so happy to continue working with FIXI Crescent Suzuki and the whole team. We had a tough start to 2012, but the guys have all worked so hard to turn things around and we are now more competitive and close to the podium. I really wanted to stay here and continue with what we have started and to win races on the Suzuki, which is still the target and will be our main focus for 2013. The whole team is totally focused on succeeding in WSBK and with everything that is happening at the moment we are heading in that direction – it feels good to be a part of it.”
Paul Denning – Team Principal:
“To secure the deal with Leon is a very important step in achieving the team’s 2013 targets. He was at the forefront of our thoughts when we originally planned to bring Crescent Suzuki to World Superbikes and his input, positive attitude and hard work through the first season has helped push us to a more competitive level. He is now regularly challenging the front guys and we are sure the plans we have in place for 2013 will see him regularly fighting for the podium. He has been a great asset to the whole team and his professionalism is obvious to all. We are all looking forward to working with him again and making sure he is in a position to be pushing for victories in 2013.”