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WSBK Donington: Haslam 'aiming to ride' in home race

22 May 2013

Pata Honda's Leon Haslam will have a medical on Thursday to determine whether or not he is fit enough to compete in his home round of the World Superbike Championship at Donington Park.

Haslam left Assen early after breaking his leg in a Friday morning practice crash and had a pin inserted in his tibia in an operation performed in the UK the day after he arrived home over three weeks ago.

The British rider, who will celebrate his 30th birthday next Friday, has been working hard to give himself the best chance possible of competing at Donington.

“It's just over three weeks since I broke my leg at Assen and, while that might not seem very long, it feels like ages to me,” said Haslam.

“Since the operation to pin the leg, I've been doing everything I can to get it ready to get back on the bike.

“I've got to pass a medical of course, and then see how it feels on the bike, but at the moment I'm aiming to ride.

“Donington is my home race, so it's a really special event for me and I know the circuit pretty well,” he added.

“I got a couple of good results on a private CBR at Donington in 2009 and could've had a couple of wins last year, so I'll continue doing everything I can to get on the bike on Friday and see how it goes.”

Haslam was replaced at Monza by Honda test rider Kosuke Akiyoshi.


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