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Haslam consolidates lead in Portugal

Two second place finishes means Leon Haslam commands a 16 point lead in the World Superbike standings after four races
Four consecutive top two finishes have seen Leon Haslam extend his World Superbike Championship advantage to 16 points, even if he admits he was disappointed to miss out on victory in Portugal.

Haslam enjoyed stints in the lead of both races at Portimao, but he was unable to resist Max Biaggi towards the latter stages, the Briton rider being forced to settle for a pair of second place finishes instead.

Indeed, Haslam confesses he was frustrated at failing to keep the Aprilia at bay, but was pleased to put in another strong performance aboard the Suzuki Alstare GSX-R1000.

“I was trying everything to pass Max and in race two I timed it so I could be in the lead with a few laps to go and make a break, but Max came back past me on the straight. It was hard racing today from lap one right to the end.

With one win and three second place finishes under his belt, Haslam now commands a comfortable 16 point lead in the overall standings over Biaggi, a position he is more than happy to be in.

"If anybody had told me before the start of the season that I would've won one race and taken three podiums in the first four races, I would not have believed them.

"It's a great feeling to win a race, take three runner-up spots and be leading the championship and my aim is to try and maintain this kind of consistency as long as I can.


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Realfan10 - Unregistered

March 28, 2010 8:43 PM

Stunning performance Leon.. To win the title you have to be in it.. so keep up the podium finishes. Today you rode brilliantly, but Biaggi was on good form and was invincible. It will come to you mate so stay cool. Let the others chuck it into the weeds around you and the title is yours. You used your head.. Keep it up.

captain k - Unregistered

March 28, 2010 8:45 PM

Great to see Leon is'nt totally happy with 2 hard fought second place finishes, this show's how hungry he is to win. And it's this hunger that i believe will carry him to the world crown!!



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