WSBK » Frustrating start for Honda signing Haslam


'When I went out on the softer tyre, I lost the rear going into turn one and the bike ended up in the barrier and too badly damaged to repair' - Leon Haslam

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incase he bones her - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 6:16 PM

a great rider and a fair one as well, kept max honest in 2010, wasnt listened to in 2011 when he kept telling bmw their electronics were sh1t and then left in the cold after donnington this year.
hope he sticks with ten kate think the team are honest and should suit him. best of luck Leon.

Locks46+91+38&35

November 16, 2012 6:25 PM

@conger
And you have the nerve to call someone like Haslam a numpty . I can imagine what sort of level your feedback to a race engineer would be . People like you and those who agreed with you know nothing about what's required to be a World ranked racer .

Locks46+91+38&35

November 16, 2012 6:35 PM

@Vilas
You usually make some very good points and i tend to agree with you a lot of the time . But on this occasion i was one of those who hit the disagree button . Yes Rea does send it down the road a lot but same as has been mentioned many times . You only need to look at the Level of his team mates and their performances to see how close to the edge and beyond Rea takes that bike . Hopefully with Honda on board they might be able to even things up a bit .

shamarone

November 16, 2012 6:57 PM

re: "We're entitled to slag them off, coz we pay their wages. An often forgotten point.
And it's not a hard job. It's getting paid to play. No one would work all week and save some money to do my job some weekends of the year"

lemme guess, there's a high risk of death or being permanently disabled with your job then...?

Bazx7r - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 7:40 PM

@Patrick D You will find that the team sponsors / personal sponsors pay their wages, that's the one's that draw a wage. Many racers have to bring cash to the team and race for free in order to get a seat. Besides how much of your ticket price, if you actually go to race meets do you think goes to the riders?

cruachan - Unregistered

November 16, 2012 11:14 PM

Calling Haslam a nearly man is a little harsh. He had a good run in BSB and was beaten to the title by Kiyo twice, Shakey Byrne (the two most successful riders in BSB history) and Gregorio Lavilla, who we know is no mug. Lost to Biaggi in 2010 (6 world titles). The BMW wasn't competitive last year, and he was playing second fiddle to Melandri this year.

My only worry is that he'll have to do the same for Rea next year.

Wsbk - Unregistered

November 17, 2012 12:15 AM

cruachan

he had a few problems worcking with Bmw but he also had wasted some chances of good results, sometimes he also was a good rival to Melandri but he couldnt argue with is atituted Melandri is a fast and inteligente rider he grab the chance!! But with Rea unlike the others team m8s he had i think he will be competitive and be ready because Haslam had unfinish business with Rea on track 4sure Haslam whant to take the lead on Honda factory or Pata..

Jules - Unregistered

November 17, 2012 5:53 AM

Melandri is fast allright, but i would not go as far to call him an intelligent racer if you're binning it so often that you're throwing away the championship...

daniel kuchnia

November 17, 2012 7:42 AM

@Vilas
os often i nyoour comments, you probably dont know about bike as you write. sorry.

@Oli
My friend knows Leon personally and was few time as mechanic on Test. Before he worked with Jeremy McWiliams. He was very impressed by feedback Leon gave after few laps on truck.

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