WSBK » Haslam getting to grips with Honda


Leon Haslam makes positive strides on the Honda CBR1000RR ahead of his return to the manufacturer in 2013.

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power of dreams - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 11:52 AM

good luck to my favourite WSBK team! good to know they werent really going for fast laps compared to kawi and aprilia.
And gee how fast is that van der mark kid?? hope he carves up in WSS too!!

GO HONDA WSBK!!

rod99 - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 7:05 PM

Kimey...?are you real?

Firstly favouritism has nothing to do with it, its called comparing data.

Even if it was why shouldnt there be? Haslam is lucky to even have a ride,what has he done with any of the top rides he's had.

You should be ashamed of yourself, after all the work Rea has done with this bike and team, outriding it week in week out.

You think he should walk in and have everything on a plate?

incasehe bonesyer - Unregistered

November 28, 2012 10:01 PM

runner up 2010 on second rate suzuki
front running early part of this year until the bmw team closed ranks leaving him in the cold, then betters his new team mate in the second test using old parts
I'd say both haslam and ten kate are lucky to have each other rea too, should be a quality team next year

HondaSBK

November 29, 2012 10:57 AM

Just to clarify, Jonathan was testing brand new electronics which required some painstakingly-dull 'installation' laps. Because he's had less time on the current CBR, Leon worked on various chassis settings at Jerez. In the race simulation at the end of day two, both riders were on identical kit. No favouritism, just practical, methodical testing.

scruffy - Unregistered

November 29, 2012 11:19 AM

It's normal that Rea tests the new stuff.

He understands the bike and is in a better position to feedback to the engineers.

Haslam has no basis to work on and needs to establish a baseline before being able to evaluate new parts.

Doesn't seem to be favouritism. Haslam just needs to do laps.

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