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Camier not yet '100 percent'



Leon Camier admits this weekend's Monza round of the World Superbike Championship could be "hard" as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

The Fixi Crescent Suzuki rider injured his knee during a massive high-side at Motorland Aragon and entered the following race at Assen with only 80 percent movement. But despite that the Brit claimed two top-ten finishes.

Since then Camier has had the stitches removed and has increased mobility which he put to good use by working out the gym to build his fitness.

And although in better shape than he was at Assen, the 26-year-old admits he is still not 100 percent fit heading to Monza for round four of the Championship.

"I'm expecting a pretty hard weekend at Monza, regardless of my fitness," Camier said.

"It's a tough and fast circuit to race at, but we have a few things to try and if we get the set-up right and the chassis working well we might be able to make some advantages count on the track that will help us," he said.

"My knee is getting better all the time and I'm working hard to get it fully fit.

"It was pretty swollen after the race at Assen, but since then I've had the stitches out and it's healed really well. It's ok now, but still quite sore."

"I've done lots of gym work and a bit of hiking in the mountains to get it stronger and the movement better.

"It will still take a bit of time to get it 100 percent but I am looking forward to getting back on the FIXI Crescent Suzuki to get myself bike fit, especially with my home race coming up soon."



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