Leon Haslam has given prospective employers a clear reminder of his capabilities on a World Superbike as he returned to winning ways in fine style with victory at the Qatar finale.

Having begun his 2015 season with a victory - his first in five years - at Phillip Island, though Haslam proved a consistent front runner on the Aprilia RSV4 thereafter, it would take until the final event for him to find his best form again.

Indeed, success in the final race of the season in Losail didn't seem likely when he finished a distant sixth in race one, but tweaks to the bike would ultimately revive his hopes as he engaged in a thrilling tussle with Chaz Davies, eventually prevailing with a last corner pass.

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Bookending his year with victories to assure him of fourth in the standings - his best overall result since he finished runner-up to Max Biaggi in 2010 -, the win also comes as Haslam continues to seek a ride for 2016 since Aprilia is yet to confirm its programme.

"We knew that the Aprilia would be fast here, even if my weekend didn't get off to the best of starts. We worked hard to get back on track but unfortunately in race one I had some trouble braking that caused me to stress the system as well as my arm, which suffered in the second part of the race.

"The changes we made before race two turned things completely around. The RSV4 was working great and it wasn't difficult to maintain a good pace.

"I kept on attacking down to the end when I pushed hard to finish my season the way it had begun. We've had our ups and downs this season but we never let up. This win is the just reward."

With Aprilia focusing much of its resource onto its MotoGP effort, it isn't clear whether it will continue to provide de facto support to the Red Devils Roma team that has run its 2015 effort, or whether to reduce it to a pure privateer bid.