WSBK » Haslam re-issues plea for Suzuki factory push

Until recently the long-time leader of the 2010 World Superbike Championship, Alstare ace Leon Haslam has urged Suzuki to help improve the straight-line speed of the GSX-R1000 to prevent Aprilia rival Max Biaggi from roaring to the crown...

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a s

July 10, 2010 9:40 AM

Suzuki needs to give haslam a chance. He just needs proper factory support to shine in the wsbk field.

But he is a fighter through and through and I doubt he will give up anywhere in the middle.

S 1000 RR BMW - Unregistered

July 10, 2010 10:32 AM

Leon Knew this would happen!!
It's the same every year with suzuki.
Suzuki help (06,07,08,09,2010)
Suzuki we need you (06,07,08,09,2010)
Suzuki please listen (06,07,08,09,2010)
Suzuki do something (06,07,08,09,2010)
Suzuki its 6 month's with no help at all, no development no nothing.(06,07,08,09,2010)
But it aint no 6 month's, at least 5 years without any real help.
And i dont understand why any rider in wsbk wants to ride for a factory who doesnt give a s#!t for years and years.
If Suzuki was Smart they should have hired(stay) and work with biaggi, They would have a bike as great as the rsv4 factory.
If Suzuki was Smart they should have hired(stay) and work with Spies and tom.


July 10, 2010 11:00 AM

If Alstare aren't happy they should change their bikes.
Next year Suzuki won't need them as the full-factory Yoshimura team are entering WSBK.Alstare could go to Honda and try get full HRC support.They'll then realise how much Suzuki did for them.

Hedgeholer - Unregistered

July 10, 2010 12:13 PM


I didn't disagree with your original comment but I do with this.

IF the contract required Suzuki to input resources then sure, you couldn't argue against it being likely Suzuki would input resources.

But unless the contract says Suzuki CAN'T input resources after Jan 2010 .... and it would be totally bizarre for that to be in there because it would not be in the interest of Alstare or Suzuki ... then its OPTIONAL. Suzuki aren't obliged to input, and sure maybe they won't.

But they can if want to. Nothing in any contract will get in the way.

Question is, have they the money & the wisdom to support Halsam?

Maybe they figure they can't match Aprilia & daren't risk failing?

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