Former Koji Renegade Ducati World Superbike rider, Leon Haslam, has exclusively confirmed to that he will be riding in the British Superbike Championship next season.

For weeks, rumours of Haslam's participation in the British championship - with James Haydon expected to be named his team-mate - have grown, following an exceptional season, despite injury, in the World championship.

Leon told's Adam Arnold, in an interview at the NEC motorcycle and Scooter show, that he was looking forward to returning to British Superbikes - despite offers to stay in WSBK.

"I'm really looking forward to it," confirmed Haslam. "I could have stayed in World Superbikes but hopefully we can win the British championship, which we know, the year after, will mean we will get better offers for the World championship."

"For me it is a perfect opportunity," continued Leon. "GSE have already made three world champions with Troy Bayliss, Neil Hodgson and James Toseland. As for the team it is one of the best out there and to keep the relationship with Ducati I'm delighted."

When questioned about his targets for next season, Leon was in no doubt as to what he is looking for from BSB.

"I want to win now," he said. "No matter where I am or what championship I'm in."

Koji Renegade Ducati boss Mark Griffiths also exclusively confirmed Leon's departure from his World Superbike team to, when we caught up with him at the NEC show.

"We have agreed to release him (Haslam) and he will compete in their (GSE) team in the British championship and he will definitely be on a Ducati that he is used to," explained Mark. "We wish him all the best with that."