WSBK » Haslam ends ‘best ever season’ with 14th podium

Leon Haslam brings his hugely successful single season with Alstare Suzuki to a close with a run to second in France.

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Ex- Racer - Unregistered

October 03, 2010 8:31 PM

Although still only 27, for all his ability Leon has not attracted the finance and good teams that less able riders have, it is a mystery to me that he has been overlooked for so long. he is so professional on and off the track and is a credit to British racing!What more does he have to do!

rotsa ruck - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 1:34 AM

It's not like Leon is going to read anything here on Crash but from a fan's perspective, I would like to thank him for one of the best WSBK season's in history. Once Ben moved on to GPs this year, I fully thought over the off season that WSBK would once again become a "Ducati Cup" affair. So, Thank You, Leon for coming out strong and making the year a surprise battle between you and Max for the title. Hope next year on the BMW is even more successful and if Max is the man to beat next year, I hope it goes down to the last race just like last year between Spies and Haga.

nobodyknow - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 6:53 AM

I hope u didn't regret ur decision to abandon GSX-R1000. Coz the Suz's GSX-R1000 is really a good bike. Even if it true that Suz didn't always give the supports ur always asked, the bike is already good enough. The thing that make u lose to Max is ur mental..

machine - Unregistered

October 04, 2010 6:54 AM

In life in general we get rewarded for the hard work we put in...The same goes in any sporting arena, Leon has reaped the reward's for all the hard work he has put in on and off track during this WSB campaign!! The same effort next year coupled with the confidence this season will add to his riding...I believe he will be WSB champion next season!!


October 04, 2010 2:53 PM

"Although still only 27, for all his ability Leon has not attracted the finance and good teams that less able riders have"


Wasn't he on a couple of championship winning teams in BSB? Wasn't he teammates to Laville at Airwaves Ducati when he won and I know he was with HM Plant who is a top BSB team and has won some titles. He just rode for a damn good Alstare team that he's placed 2nd in the championship and now just sign to the factory BMW squad. So what's to complain about? Leon's had some good rides. He may not have put it together for titles for whatever reason but he's been in some good teams - better than a lot of riders.


October 04, 2010 10:23 PM

Leon Haslam has made the wrong move to go to BMW. He went there to receive a bigger pay cheque because the Suzuki is still a far better race package in WBS form. It has more raw pace & handles much better than the Beemer. Leon will improve on Corser'performance in 2011 but he won't come close to winning the title.In fact, he will be lucky to even get on the podium, let alone win any races. A far better option would have neen to team up with Rea on the Ten Kate Honda.BMW still have a lot to learn about competing & winning against manufactuers who have been involved in this area of superbike racing for many years. They are still relative novices in this class.

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