WSBK » Haslam: Big steps by ‘stronger’ BMW

“We definitely made big steps and are much further ahead compared to last year. It really is a stronger package and we still have five more days to test” – Leon Haslam.

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January 27, 2012 10:13 AM

We were saying exactly the same about the BMW this time last season. I don't think the problem is the riders or the bike, it's the non-bike racing philosophy at BMW. They've got a fast powerful bike, 2 of the best riders in WSBK and a good budget. Now they just have to manage the team like a bike racing team rather than an ofshoot of the BMW car racing corporate entity.

Haslam's rock! - Unregistered

January 27, 2012 10:18 PM

"I really want to say something positive about Haslam but I don't know what to say. Not a very convincing interview."

Leon, if you read this, please disregard any comments by someone who has the name of "Rossi vs Stoner" not relevant.

Good effort last year. Everyone who follows WSB or BSB knows BMW aren't quite there yet, but they could be. Hope in 2012 they move the game on. Having Melandri as a team mate will help no end. Rooting for ya Leon. Cheering all the way!

WHY NOT - Unregistered

January 28, 2012 10:51 AM

Still don't understand why they don't use "telelever" front ends on the bikes. Does that mean that its just a con putting it on the road bikes they have been selling for a decade? BM's, took them all these years to realise that in line 4's is the way to go. Maybe it will take a decade before they realise which electronics are the best. lol.

Binza - Unregistered

January 28, 2012 3:53 PM

Last season Badovini really showed-up the works boys.
The biggest differences being the electronics package and team organisation being run by proper motorcycle people.
Unless one or hopefully both of these things change it could be a very long season again

bimota - Unregistered

January 29, 2012 1:34 AM

Kawasaki might get there first (to the front, that is). Are the fast times they've been recording with Tom Sykes recently to be taken with a grain of salt, or might Kawasaki be the dark horse of 2012?


January 29, 2012 2:51 PM
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"Haslam- Big steps by stronger BMW". They better be BLOODY BIG steps otherwise I can imagine Leon taking his own big steps to a more competitive rival team next year. Leon needs to get a front-running ride before he is labelled as just a midfield man and his age- creeping increasingly upwards towards 30- starts to be seen as a negative by team managers.

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