Leon Camier was out of the blocks quickly at Misano today, the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team rider setting the sixth quickest overall time in dry conditions on his CBR1000RR to secure a berth in Superpole 2 tomorrow.
The opening day of action at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli commenced in hot conditions and straight away Camier found a strong pace, setting the fourth quickest time in the first practice session this morning. The Briton’s form continued in the second practice session where he could improve his time – setting a personal best time of 1’35.211 to end the day six-tenths off the pace.
It was a more difficult start to the weekend for Jake Gagne, the American rider took time to find his way around the technical Misano circuit and then had a loss of track time in Free Practice 2 due to a minor technical issue. Gagne’s quickest time of the day was set in the first session, his 1’37.439 leaving him in 21st position overall.
After sunny and hot conditions for the first two sessions, rains arrived before the final session of the day, Free Practice 3, with neither rider heading out on the damp track. Camier’s sixth place overall means he qualifies for Superpole 2, while Gagne will head to Superpole 1 instead.
The next session is Free Practice 4 tomorrow at 0845 local time (GMT +2), with the Superpole sessions starting at 1030 before Race 1 commences at 1300.