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BSB: Thruxton - rider comment

Read what the top riders had to say about Sunday's racing at Thruxton




Camier...leads championship after impressive Thruxton double

LEON CAMIER took a firm grip on the lead for 2009 British Superbike Championship following a double win this weekend at Thruxton.

With 167 points in the bag, the Airwaves Yamaha rider now holds a 38-point lead over team-mate James Ellison, with Honda-mounted Stuart Easton trailing in third place on 107 points.

Here's what the riders had to say after Sunday's racing was over:

Leon Camier - Airwaves Yamaha - 1st, 1st

“To get another double win, and to see Airwaves Yamaha achieve one-two’s in both races feels fantastic. Race one was tough. As usual I didn’t get a great start and the times weren’t as we’d expected. We made a few changes to the bike in between and race two was a lot more enjoyable. I had my best ever start in race two! I really want to thank everyone at GSE Racing and Airwaves Yamaha for all their hard work. We riders get all the congratulations, but it’s thanks to them.”

James Ellison - Airwaves Yamaha - 2nd, 2nd

“After struggling at the start of this weekend, a double podium is a fantastic result. Leon rode superbly in both races, so congratulations to him. The Airwaves Yamaha is such a good bike to ride, I’m having so much fun and I can’t wait to get to Snetterton!”

Josh Brookes - HM Plant Honda - 7th, 3rd

"It's been a good weekend and I'm very happy to have been on the pace and on the podium in race two. We made some significant changes to the bike in between the races, mainly to help improve my seating position, but also had a good look through the data to see where I was losing time and see if there were ways I could alter my riding for this circuit. The combination of those two things clearly paid off. The team has been great as well and every time I've come in from a session they've really listened to what I'm feeling on the bike and made the right changes, so big thanks to my team and it's good to repay them with a podium."

Michael Rutter, Worx Suzuki - 5th, 5th

"Looking at the day, I could definitely have done with more time to refine the set-up - this morning's set-up in warm-up didn't work quite as we hoped so we rode with what we had yesterday, which wasn't quite perfect. I could have ridden better too - smoother would have been faster - but I have to be happy for I know I can improve. It's been a great weekend in so many ways."