Leon Haslam is confident he'll be fighting fit for his home World Superbike event this weekend at Donington Park but will need to pass a medical test before being allowed to race.
The Red Devils Aprilia rider crashed out at Imola two weeks ago while chasing team-mate Jordi Torres in fifth position, calling it “one of the biggest highsides of my career” on Twitter.
The Ealing-born rider, who sits second in the World Superbike riders' championship, is determined to be race ready for his home rounds and is set for a medical check on Thursday (21 May) to assess his fitness before being allowed on track.
“I have to wait and see how my injury is but I'm confident it will not affect me,” Haslam said. “Also I know the team has been working really hard to improve the bike, so I'm excited to test the new components.”
Haslam believes his Aprilia RSV4 RF machine will perform strongly around the Leicestershire track and the British rider will be hoping to claw back the lost ground on current championship leader Jonathan Rea. The Kawasaki rider has a 87 point lead after dominating in Italy with a double victory weekend.
For Haslam the main focus is putting in a solid performance in front of his home fans to regain some momentum for the rest of the season. After claiming rostrum finishes in five of the opening six races in 2015, the Aprilia rider has gone on a four-race baron run.
“I can't wait for Donington, it's my home race and the only chance I get to race in front of my home fans. It's also a track I know very well and should suit the Aprilia,” he added.