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Despite playing second fiddle to Josh Brookes at Donington Park, Tommy Hill will start the Title Showdown as the rider to beat...

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Wintax - Unregistered

September 11, 2012 9:04 PM

Don't know how Leon keeps getting these factory rides? Come on, the last time he won a championship was in 1997 on a scooter for god's sake. BMW seem to have had enough and taken young Davies, a bit of new blood.


September 11, 2012 9:26 PM

@ Wintax

I'm inclined to agree with you. As a Brit I like to support all the Brit riders but you have to call it how you see it and frankly, Leon has failed to shine on any bike recently while his team mate is challenging for a title. I am a big fan of the way Chaz rides a bike so I'm pleased he has a top ride next year, and he IS a rider that has won a championship recently. As far as Leon is concerned, I think next year he may be drinking at the last chance saloon. Oh and as for Tommy, would love to see what he can do on the World scene now he has matured as a top class rider.

Jake - Unregistered

September 12, 2012 12:26 AM

"Leon has failed to shine on any bike recently"

Did you not watch wsbk in 2010, after finishing 2nd in the championship on a Suzuki that had no support from the factory, Haslam was the most sought after signature in the paddock. And thats how he got the BMW ride.

rusjel - Unregistered

September 12, 2012 2:33 AM

I don't think Josh has done anything crazy this year? Go Josh, good to see you at the pointy end.

Leon did a great job on the Suzi in 2010, it will be very interesting if Rea is still at Ten Kate next year. If Leon can't get to grips with him it will be game over


September 13, 2012 9:57 PM

err Leon Haslam, rubbish undeserving of factoy rides.
2006 & 2007 = destroyed team mate G lavilla.
2008 = destroyed teammate Cal Crutchlow.
2009 = Destroyed Teammate John Hopkins.
2010 = Destroyed teammate Syl Guintoli.
2011 = Destroyed Teammate Troy Corser.
2012 = 1 bad year beaten by 1 of the best riders in the world.

Undeserving of factory rides, yea right!

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