WSBK » WSBK Aragon 2013: Brake woes hamper Haslam progress

Leon Haslam endures a difficult race day at Motorland Aragon as persistent brake problems restrict him to ninth place in both races.

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Denis - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 2:50 PM

It is high time Honda and Ten Kate gave the ever loyal Jonathon Rea a bike capable of contending for the championship. With Leon Haslam experiencing similar problems this should not be happening with a "world class" team. Get your acts together Honda and Ten Kate.

prof-x - Unregistered

April 17, 2013 10:25 AM

I dont think Honda care too much, and I doubt they have 'motogp' electronics on their bike either. The bike is not as slow as the other bikes as the commentators are suggesting, but its not got the best electronics either, imo. They are getting beat into and out of the corners, and it's not until later in the race, if they have the tires, where they start outpacing people.

Make WSBK better by getting rid of the electronics, and allowing more tire selection/dont limit teams to one brand/bring in Dunlop/Michelin and maybe Bridgestone, and put the guys on production class tires, no more custom tires!!! control production, dont control allocation type/subsidize-equalize testing for all teams.


April 17, 2013 1:42 PM

While JRea keeps believing Honda's promises for "speed tomorrow" his career is ebbing away. I don't know how much he's paid but it isn't enough. Right now he should be talking to other teams for his 2014 ride. BMW would be ideal, but it looks like they aleady have a keen team.
Leon Haslam is a top bloke and very fast on his day, but is he just too "nice" , too comfortable with his life ? It's sad, but I'm doubting that he has a Championship left in him.


April 20, 2013 10:00 AM

@Prof x
You must have been watching a different race than I was cus every rider and his dog were flying past Johnny down the straights and Johnny was passing them back on the corners.
Again I'm in agreement with you.
Now that is odd.

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