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Timesheet topper Haslam ready for BSB charge

Leon Haslam says he heads back to the UK race ready on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki after topping the times at the final Spanish pre-season test
Leon Haslam says he heads back to the UK race ready on the JG Speedfit Kawasaki after topping the times at the final Spanish pre-season test.

Haslam will make his highly-anticipated return to the MCE British Superbike championship this season after an eight-year stint in World Superbikes and feels he's adapted to the GBmoto-prepared Kawasaki ZX-10R smoothly after enjoying stints of track action winter testing in Spain.

After four days at Cartagena and three further days at Guadix trialing three chassis variations with different swingarms and links as well as new suspension settings to find better side grip and reduce chatter.

Despite not searching for outright hot lap pace Haslam topped proceedings against several other BSB rival teams also testing in Spain and he now feels fully prepared for his 2016 campaign.

“It's been a really great few days with the team and I'm very happy,” Haslam said. “We managed to work through everything we had planned and although it was very cold here, we managed to do a lot of laps and gather a lot of information – I even left with the quickest time.

“We're still waiting for a few more parts ahead of Silverstone but our race pace is really strong and I'm feeling confident, so we'll head to the final test ready to get a good set up sorted ahead of the first round, where we'll come out fighting.”

JG Speedfit Kawasaki have headed back to their UK base to fit a new fuel tank and seat arrangement plus more engine dyno work to develop its new fly-by-wire throttle maps.

The team will then have one final test day at Silverstone on the 29th March in preparation for the 2016 curtain raiser at the same venue on the 8-10 April.


Tagged as: Kawasaki , Haslam , Ellison , JG Speedfit

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