WSBK » Akiyoshi to replace injured Haslam at Monza

'It's a shame to be missing Monza, but the following race at Donington Park is my target to come back' - Leon Haslam

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Leigh - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 7:27 PM

Hardly going to trouble the front runners or get much screen time. Hoped someone like Tommy Hill might have got a call. At least he'd be reasonably competitive

wadcutter - Unregistered

May 05, 2013 11:38 PM

Guys I think your missing the point, Probably not going to worry the front runners. His experience and feedback will be helpful to both Jonny and Leon. He's done more miles on a Blade than dare I say it, Jonny! And will know the HRC electronics like the back of his hand, should be useful to the Ten kate boys.
Here's hoping!!
Looking at this pic I wouldn't steel his lunch either!

pp916 - Unregistered

May 08, 2013 3:03 PM

Jeez he looks like John McGuiness's Japanese cousin.....hide the pies boys!!!

The bike is already down on power & top speed without loading extra ballast on board, those long Monza straights just got longer.....

But it just maybe a shrewd choice....he's plenty of experience of the HRC electronics that are on the Ten Kate bike now and that's an area they have been struggling in, he could help them get on the right track.....

Checko - Unregistered

May 09, 2013 2:04 PM

Having a Honda MotoGP test rider is not a " bad " thing. Any kind of help from Honda is a " good " thing because Rea (and Haslam for that matter) can not compete head to head with others due to lack of a machine underneath him. Rea's lack of success is his motorbike. Hopefully this will be another step in the competitive direction.

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