Leon Camier and James Ellison followed their one-two in qualifying yesterday with another couple of one-two finishes at Thruxton today. Leon’s double win in the fourth round of the British Superbike Championship takes him to 167 points at the top of the table. James strengthened his position in 2nd with 129 points.
In race one James took the lead into turn one from second on the grid. Pole man Leon slipped down to 4th. Posting the fastest lap of the race, Leon made his way up to 2nd and overtook James for the lead at Cobb on lap 3. The Airwaves Yamaha pair remained unchallenged for the remainder of the race to take the team’s second one-two of the season.
James once again took the lead off the line in the second race, with Leon slotting in behind. Leon overtook James at the Club chicane at the end of the first lap before setting the fastest lap of the day. His time of 1:14.933 just one hundredth of a second off the circuit record. James withheld a late challenge from Josh Brookes on the Honda to secure another one-two for Airwaves Yamaha.
Clearly delighted with the day’s results, Leon commented, “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.”
Following race two James said, “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,”