Haslam eyeing another strong showing

Leon Haslam is looking to maintain his role as Honda's leading representative in the World Superbike Championship as the series heads to his home round 'rehearsal' of Assen.

With no local riders to support in the Superbike class, the Dutch spectators are often infiltrated by a large tally of British supporters, who make the trip across the North Sea to get a glimpse of their favourites before the series arrives in the UK in the next couple of months.

As Britain's top rider in the series, Haslam is likely to be the big attraction for patriotic fans this year as he heads to the fourth round of the season fifth in the standings aboard the Stiggy Honda.

Finishing three of this year's six races inside the top five, although technical issues have hindered his progress during free practice, Haslam has proven to be a consistently quick race rider. Having competed at Assen before, he is confident of more of the same.

"I am really looking forward to the next race in Assen. I have raced on the old circuit before, and am looking forward to racing the new parts of the track, especially the first section.

"There is always a really good English fan base in Assen as well. We have some parts for the bike to test this weekend, which will hopefully further improve the bike."

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superviser46 - Unregistered

April 22, 2009 11:58 AM

haslam has to do well this year as he has had so many chances on world stage and top teams in uk and still hasnt won anything worth mentioning. if it wasnt for rocket ron (dad)he would by now be just another privateer in bsb, thats if he was still racing by now.

mark - Unregistered

April 22, 2009 1:10 PM

OK the Haslam name has done the monobrow no harm but people still forget how young he is. To have competed in GP's, WSB, BSB, 250's ain't bad going. Always done ok in BSB maybe just lacking a bit at the start of the season but always finishing strongly. Leon has made a great start to this season for a change and good luck to him, a good finish in this years championship will do him no harm to get a better ride in WSBK and maybe one day another crack at MotoGP. We need a few good Brits to be making their way to MotoGP, as much as I like Toseland, Ijust don't think he is gonna deliver the goods.

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