FIXI Crescent Suzuki Complete First Test Of 2013

The last part of the 2012 WSB season looked promising for Leon Camier and the FIXI Crescent Suzuki team. The Andorra resident struggled with top-speed for most of the year, but now Yoshimura have a new spec motor for 2013 and Camier has a new team-mate with Frenchman, Jules Cluzel, stepping up to Superbike.

Leon Camier and that unmistakable style

The British-based squad battled high winds at Almeria circuit in Spain, but Camier completed most of his test program and got the chance to sample the 2013-spec motor. Due to the winds, Leon wasn’t able to fully evaluate Yoshi’s latest work. The team now head to Jerez for a two-day test and join Pata Honda, BMW Italia and Ducati for more laps.

Leon struggled with high winds

Leon Camier – “The weather today was awful; because it was so windy it made it difficult to do anything really meaningful. We managed to get a few jobs done and although we tried the new-spec engine, we couldn’t really understand the differences because of the conditions. I am now looking forward to Jerez and carrying on from the progress we have made here during these two days and trying out the 2013 engine properly.”

A warning…

After a year with PTR Honda and winning races in World Supersport, former GP rider Jules Cluzel impressed on his second outing onboard the GSX-R 1000. Despite the weather, Cluzel continued to adapt to Superbike power and got quicker throughout the test. A crash put a ‘small hole’ in his arm but will be fit for the Jerez test.

Jules, trying out the FIXI Gixxy for size

Jules Cluzel – “I really enjoyed myself today, because I felt so much better on the bike than I did yesterday. I know I improved my lap-times and am not so far away now, so I am pleased with that on only my second day on the FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R. The wind was really strong this afternoon and I had a little crash. I don’t know what happened really, it was a bit of a surprise so it might have been the wind. I am ok – just a small hole in my arm – but I’ll be all right for next week. We are going to Jerez now and I know the track well, so I think I’ll be able to go a bit quicker and get closer to the fastest riders.”

 Not long now until the first round at Phillip Island!

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