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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ffs - Unregistered

April 26, 2013 11:17 PM

Poor honda riders.

They're getting owned badly on that pos. Time to prepare the resume for the end of contract.

Better off in a satellite team kawa.


April 27, 2013 12:36 AM

@Dare to Live “tetley, quite a hectic statement you make, but then most seem to agree with you, hope you are not saying this because you happen to be a fan of another brand.“
I'm not a fan (or a hater) of any brand in particular. I'm stating my opinion based on the age of the Fireblade design and the number of times the Ten Kate bike has ejected it's riders in recent seasons.
Trev - Unregistered “Looks to me like the same anti-Fireblade person is posting here again and again under different identities.”
Most Registered users don't feel the need for cloak-and-dagger postings. The ones with multiple identitties are invariably Unregistered posters who can use a different “handle” for each post. It is equally likely that there are pro-Fireblade posters using multiple identitties.

Ride Her Hard - Unregistered

April 27, 2013 4:29 AM


Sorry buddy but you are only partially correct. Max Biaggi will be riding a motorcycle soon but not in WSBK. Biaggi has confirmed in a tweet to italian Il Moto magazine that he will be riding the DUC in place of the injured Ben Spies!

casttolast - Unregistered

April 27, 2013 7:36 AM

Feel very sorry for Leon. Things just seem to go from bad to worse for him the last couple of years.
He is IMO one of the best racers out there but not really reflected in the stats. The paddock must surely respect him more than the publicity would indicate.
Bad luck is the hardest thing to combat and this just makes me feel its the end of the road for the poor sod.
Could never work his old man out tho. There was nothing on two wheels that Rocket Ron hadnt raced and he was obviously very good. He was in GP for years inc. good works bikes. Didnt matter where he qualified on the grid, he always got the holeshot into turn 1. Led for maybe a lap then proceeded to work his way backwards thru the field. Was it a physical strength stamina problem?

Grant - Unregistered

April 27, 2013 8:27 AM

I kind of laugh when I read that the Blade is a POS etc etc...
There is a certain Mr McGuinness who, year after year, whips everyones' **** with one round the IOM.
And it's also doing pretty well in BSB as well with Alex Lowes.

And before anyone says anything I ride a KTM and a BMW.

Spencer - Unregistered

April 27, 2013 9:48 AM

Sorry to hear about Leon's
Crash always rooting for him.Can't blame the bike Leon's
Had some of the best rides in his career unfortunately
he's a crasher don't think his Dad being in the pits helps.

Chris - Unregistered

April 27, 2013 10:51 AM

Why he agreed to ride that bike i'll never understand. The Fireblade is unreliable and underpowered feel sorry for Leon should have stuck with the Suzuki and that was an old bike too but at least he seemed to be competative.

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

April 27, 2013 12:43 PM

@ Grant- Mcpint said himself when he was interviewed the other week after the superstock 1000 race at Brands that the blade was getting a bit long in the teeth.

But I don't think the bike was to blame for Haslam's crash so much as bad luck and the conditions.

I hope Haslam makes a speedy recovery to full fitness.

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