At Laguna Seca he earns 12 points and moves up two positions in the overall standings.
Leon Camier finished out the California round authoritatively bringing home two top 10 finishes and moving up two spots in the overall standings, now in a solid 14th place.
The weekend on the California track, famous for its “corkscrew” turn, began in the best possible way for the Brit on Saturday when he qualified for SP2 for the fourth time, dropping below the 1’24 (1’23.990) mark that ensureda start from the fourth row with the tenth best time.
In Race 1 Leon rode an excellent come back race. Finding himself in fifteenth place at the first turn, Camierrode the race behind De Puniet and Ramos, overtaking both of them during the nineteenth lap and moving up two more positions when Leon Haslam took a sliding crash and Salom withdrew, making him the 10th rider under the wire.
He repeated the performance in Race 2 where the recurring theme of the first 11 laps was the battle between the Brit ad the Frenchman from the Voltcom-Suzuki team, Randy De Puniet. It was a duel that ended in favour of the Reparto Corse MV Agusta rider, who then pulled the pin, putting his fastest lap on the sheets at 1’25.013 in the 16th lap which kept him solidly in 10th place until the chequered flag came out.
Laguna Seca is one of the temples of “Made in the USA” motorcycling passion and in addition to the exciting races on the track there, it also provides a unique paddock with a high concentration of fans, hospitality centres and stands. This year the MV Agusta USA stand was definitely one of the most crowded, with fans attracted by the 10 models on display in celebration of the brand’s 70th anniversary and by the introduction of the Turismo Veloce 800 on the American market.
The championship for factory derivative bikes will now travel to Malaysia, when, on 2 August at the Sepang circuit, the WSBK and WSS riders will once again take to the track, resuming Jules Cluzel’s exciting challenge for the championship title.