WSBK » Haslam fears Aprilia – but Suzuki will be there

In an exclusive interview with, Alstare Suzuki star Leon Haslam reflects on his superb start to the 2010 World Superbike Championship campaign, the relative performances of his rivals - and his hopes for Monza this weekend

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May 07, 2010 12:38 PM

Leon, I think you're 100% right.
(But then you would be, you're leading the championship!)

I'm sure a lot more of us expected the factory Ducati's to be fighting at the front, although if Fabrizio's problems were genuine and have now been resolved he could quite easily find some speed.

For sure Leon Camier is finding the gravel trap on a slightly too regular basis, but it's testimoney to how much we wants to succed and how hard he is willing to push.

Remember Rossi- never won the 125/250/500 championship in his first year. A year to learn, then win the year after.

A lot of men deserve to win this year, but few more than Mr Haslam.
(How good was his Stiggy ride?)

Go for it!

Phil - Unregistered

May 07, 2010 2:19 PM

The Stiggy ride last year must have taught him a lot. He didn't have the fastest bike and the team was inexperienced in WSB, but he made the most of what he had.
He seems to have a good all round package this year and this suits him. Look how much faster he is than his team-mate.
Good luck to him and all the other Brits this weekend.

Gaz - Unregistered

May 07, 2010 2:44 PM

Leon was right about the speed of the Aprilias. Max clocked 326.9kmh/203.12 mph top seed in free practice 1 :-o

Its going to be another great meeting at a fantastic circuit.

captain k - Unregistered

May 07, 2010 8:33 PM

Leon has got himself into the strong position in the championship, which he has through hard work on and off the bike, but most importantly through believing he is capable of beating these guy's(Rea,Biaggi,Haga,JT and the rest). But i think once he start's thinking about what the other rider's are capable of that could change.So Leon need's to focus on himself and just keep doing what he has been doing since the season began, and in doing so everybody else will have to worry about him!! Good luck Leon H.


May 07, 2010 8:53 PM
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Gotta give the man props. If you would have told me Leon would be leading the championship by 20 points after 4 events I would have eaten my hat.

Still early but the performance so far by Mr Haslam and Suzuki has been a huge suprise to me.

Great show Leon. And here is wishing you the very best at Monza.

The British are coming on strong. Should start getting even better as everybody gets their bikes sorted.

He is right the Aprilia is flying. Should be a great race for sure.


Saint - Unregistered

May 07, 2010 10:19 PM

@ fan aka rawdork

Another several lessons in reading would do you.

But keep changing others words and continue to embarass yourself.

Haha haha

Haha haha


May 08, 2010 1:37 AM

with the depature of tardozzi is the real reason why factory ducati is struggeling? is it tardozzi is the back bone of the factory ducati for their success? well look no further now cuz BMW is creeping up at front and may take the first win..

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