WSBK » Haslam released from Suzuki contract

The Briton won three races for Suzuki in 2010 and launched a title challenge, but he is now expected to defect to BMW.

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September 27, 2010 11:29 AM

HAHAHAHAAA... Owwww Suzuki what have you done?!?

An epic fail of epic proportions indeed!
With their total lack of comitment in WSB and their constant under achieving in Moto GP im surprised that Suzuki are still even bothering. If they're not going to do something properly, then don't do it at all!

Good luck to Leon, he's a top bloke, an even better rider and deserves all that he get's! The BMW team will suit him well, give him the development that he so badly wants & above all else BMW will back him to the hills and do everything that they can.
Max take note: watch out because this boy on the BMW next season will REALLY trouble you!

AndyM - Unregistered

September 27, 2010 11:35 AM

As much as I like JT I'm so glad the Leon has got the BMW ride over him. JT has done nothing to deserve it this year.

Ever since the huge crashes in last years motoGP preseason JT seems to have lost the edge.

Good luck to leon next year, hope to see him win it.
I've a lot respect for Alstare and their press release, sounds like they've got a lot of respect for Leon and are pretty disgusted with the way Suzuki have cocked up their chances of keeping him.

2 pence - Unregistered

September 27, 2010 11:36 AM

Suzuki won the championship with Corser in 2005 Crash.

I'm impressed with the way Alstare have handled the situation with Haslam and it was very wise of Leon to get such a clause in his contract.
I'm pi55ed at Suzuki for being silent, if they can't spare the resources all they have to do is say so. I agree with the comments about their GP bike, if they're not going to get serious with that then why bother competing. They have thrown way a serious chance of winning the WSBK title this year, having held the lead for most of the season, combined with Biaggi's drop in performance over the last three rounds, we could be looking at a different race come France.


September 27, 2010 11:45 AM

what a massive fail for suzuki!!!! I cannot believe they have any clue what they are doing, their best rider and chance at the title since (irronicly) Max Biaggi left and they treat him while LEADING the WC with NO SUPPORT and no comments. They do not deserve to have any rider and I wish Haslam all the luck on the BMW next year (Glad he got it and not JT who looks to have lost everything he once was) and expect him to win races and contend for the title at the least!! WOW Suzuki the knew Kawasaki!!!!


September 27, 2010 11:48 AM

Next time i see Batta at the track i am going to make a beeline for him and shake his hand. What a honourable bunch they are at Alstare. Sorry for the team and it's a shame for Leon as i think with the right support throughout the season would have given him and Suzuki the title....on the 25th Anniversary of the GSX-R.
Shame on you Suzuki, you lose Spies to Yamaha and i still can't work out why you'd do that. You continue to put a below par GP bike out and don't supply any sattelite teams which might help you develop quicker or make the package better. And to top it off you don't support the one rider giving you a chance at a title. And to top off the top off(?sorry) you won't give one of your most loyal teams the assurances it needs to keep the rider that coulda/shoulda/woulda served you proudly in 2011
Shame on you!

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