WSBK » WSBK Assen: Haslam confirmed with fractured leg

Pata Honda's Leon Haslam fractures his leg in an accident during the first free practice session of the World Superbike weekend at Assen.

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April 26, 2013 12:32 PM

That geriatric Ten Kate Fireblade must hold the record for the most injuries inflicted on riders in the history of WSBK. Even Jonathan Rea, who knows the bike better than anyone, regularly gets pitched through trying to make up for what the bike is lacking.
The longer this goes on, the more likely it is that permanent injury will befall someone.

herewego - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 12:38 PM

Come on Honda, give your riders some better machinery then this sort of thing might not happen!!!
Agree with Tetley, Jonathan Rea has suffered some horrendous injuries just pushing the bike way beyond it's limits!!! Now Leon is suffering the same way!

Boo - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 12:44 PM

To be fair, it's very wet at Assen at the moment so I doubt he was really 'pushing'. Probably just a weather-induced crash - unfortunate.

Hopefully it'll just be a check up and he'll be out on track again later this weekend.

190mph - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 12:49 PM


Enough is enough with this damn Fireblade. A fine roadbike it is but at world championship level it just doesn't cut it anymore.

I realise there are little details on what exactly happened with Haslam but there always seems to be something bad going on with this bike.

DM52 - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 12:56 PM

Haslam is granite tough, I bet even with a leg injury he will be wanting to ride especially at a home race for the team. It is a pity the old blade is struggling so much, why is it that Honda seem to be the only team with large problems stemming from the electronics package?

terry - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 1:03 PM

Reports on the other side:
Leon Haslam (Pata Honda World Superbike) suffered a right lower leg fracture after he crashed at turn seven in the first timed practice session at a wet Assen circuit.

Dare to Live

April 26, 2013 1:13 PM

@tetley, quite a hectic statement you make, especially taken the impeccable reputation that the Fireblade has. But then most seem to agree with you, hope you are not saying this because you happen to be a fan of another brand.

newsman - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 1:32 PM

I see is not up to date... Max Biaggi will be back racing in Monza as a wild card, and there's chance he's coming back for the rest of the season too. Probably not with Aprilia.

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