of PJ Jacobsen to develop the Magneti Marelli hardware for Honda in World Superbike this year, and his pick as Leon Camier's replacement for Suzuka was a no-brainer for the squad.
Honda has struggled in racing with the electronics on
"Suzuka isn't comparable to anything else we do," surmised Leon Camier, prior to withdrawing from this year's event with injury.
"The track and conditions are so physical, and I remember
Jonathan Rea, Leon Camier, and Alex Lowes give us their thoughts on these three phases of the Suzuka 8-Hours.
Leon Camier is certain to return, but Jake Gagne, who has failed to adapt to WorldSBK, will not. Tom Sykes could be
More bad news from the World Superbike paddock, as Chaz Daviesjoins Leon Camier in the list of riders who have injured themselves during the two-month summer break
Davies broke the collarbone in
Leon Camier's misfortune of suffering a fractured vertebra has become PJ Jacobsen's gain, as the American racer has been promoted
factory team for the first time in a decade, Honda was counting on the racing services of World Superbike's Leon Camier, All Japan Superbike's Takumi Takahashi, and MotoGP's Takaaki Nakagami.
It will be interesting to see who Honda finds
The Winds of Change for Honda
A new fairing helped Honda protect Leon Camier from the wind, but it didn't project them further up the field. The Englishman was pleased with the developments,
"Misano is a tricky circuit, but it's got some interesting quirks," Leon Camier told us. "The opening sector of the lap is very challenging because if you make a mistake in Turn 1,
and Van der Mark are the obvious options for a new winner in the class but don't sleep on Leon Camier. This trio of riders are all deserving of claiming their first SBK victories, and with almost 400 starts between them