The former racer makes the switch from racer to the boss, making the transition to Leon Camier, Team Manager for HRC’s WorldSBK team.
Leon Camier made his WorldSBK debut in 2009, griding up for 223 races in the superbike class During his tenure, Camier earned nine podiums. He was signed to ride for the Barni Racing Team in 2020 but a shoulder injury and Covid-related event delays caused him to sit out the season. Camier is stepping into a brand new position for the 2021 WorldSBK season. Leon Camier, Team Manager steps into the lead role for the Honda Racing Corporation’s WorldSBK Team, replacing Jaume Colom.
“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.” – Leon Camier, Team Manager Honda Racing Corporation WorldSBK.