Leon Haslam has 'hazy' memories of his only races at Laguna Seca, where the Pata Honda World Superbike rider previously rode in his rookie season in the class in 2004.

The only rider in the current WSBK field to have raced on the series's last visit to Laguna Seca, Haslam hasn't forgotten though the spectacular nature of the iconic circuit, which returns to the calendar after an absence of almost a decade.

The British rider's aim this weekend is to continue to make progress with the CBR1000RR Fireblade following his return to fitness after injury.

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"I'm really looking forward to going back to Laguna Seca where I raced once in 2004, my first year in World Superbikes," said Haslam.

"I remember it being an awesome place but my memories of the actual races are a little hazy. I know I broke my wrist in the second race, so that part of the weekend wasn't so nice.

"What I do know is that Honda won both races with Chris Vermeulen, although the bikes were a bit different then - no electronics for a start.

"But that's an area where we've made some progress lately and, although we had one or two other issues in Istanbul, we continued to make forward steps at that last round," he added.

"The guys have got a good plan for the final three races of the season so I hope we can continue the progress at Laguna."

Haslam will be joined in the team again by Michel Fabrizio, who is standing in for the injured Jonathan Rea.

In a specially revised schedule this weekend, one race will be held on Saturday with the second race taking place on Sunday, both at the local time of 2pm (11pm CET).