Though 11th and 10th place results weren't his preferred way to end the 2014 World Superbike Championship and his time at Honda, Leon Haslam at least did what he needed to do to secure seventh in the overall standings.

Fresh from his first podium in more than three years at Magny-Cours, Haslam endured a fairly low-key weekend, finishing a lonely 11th in race one before fighting back to tenth in race two when he was edged off the track by Loris Baz at the opening bend.

Despite the indifferent end to the year, Haslam was still able to seal seventh overall in his final outing as a PATA Honda rider.

"At the start of race two, Baz was going to wipe about five riders out and he came right across me," he said. "I had to lift up because he was going to hit me and we both went off the track. Coming through from last place to tenth wasn't the best way to finish the season but we certainly made some good changes to the bike from race one to race two.

"We should probably have opted for the softer tyre like everyone else and I ended up in a bit of a lonely race in tenth for the last few laps. But it was fun coming through the field in the first part of the race and we secured seventh in the championship which was the main thing. The results have been a little disappointing but I think we've all worked really well this weekend and just had a bit of bad luck."

Haslam's future remains unclear but it is understood he has numerous options to remain in the WSBKK paddock having been linked to several available rides for 2015, including Red Devils Roma Aprilia, Barni Ducati, MV Agusta and Pedercini Kawasaki.



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