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Nov 26, 2009

Aprilia Hires British Superbike Champ Camier For 2010 Superbike World Championship

Leon Camier, 23, will be flanking Max Biaggi in the Aprilia SBK team during the 2010 season.

The British racing driver, born in Ashford on 4 August 1986, made his Aprilia RSV4 debut towards the end of the 2009 season, competing in the Magny Cours meeting and the last race of the season at Portimao (Portugal). His excellent results at Portimao (sixth and seventh) and the post-race tests on the Portuguese circuit confirmed the choice of the young British driver for the 4-cylinder Italian bike.

Leon won the British 125 cc championship title in 2001 and made his world debut in the 125 class in 2003. In 2004 he moved into four-stroke bike competitions, winning the British Supersport title in 2005. 2007 marked his arrival in the British Superbike championship, where he was placed eighth overall after a serious accident. In 2008 he completed the championship in fifth place, but his definitive success came in 2009 when he won the British Superbike championship title with 18 first-place victories out of 26 races (a championship record) as well as three second places.