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Haslam shrugs off Phillip Island tumbles

Leon Haslam is ready for his BMW debut at Phillip Island this weekend, despite an indifferent performance during testing.
Leon Haslam insists he has plenty to be encouraged by following the two-day World Superbike test at Phillip Island, despite suffering two falls and finishing outside the top ten overall.

The 2010 runner-up is getting ready for his first race with BMW this weekend, but while he would emerge as the best of the manufacturer's four riders, he was still classified a modest 14th overall.

However, Haslam points out he was faster in the generally slower Tuesday afternoon session, hinting that he is beginning to make good progress.

“We had a few issues to resolve over the course of the two day test,” he said. “In the morning I lost the front of the bike twice and crashed. We have made some progress with the electronics which has helped a lot.

“The lap times in the afternoon were slower for everybody but even so we seem to have made some improvement. While I was way off the pace in the morning, I was only six tenths of a second in the afternoon.”


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