Leon Haslam believes he should be 100 percent fit for his home World Superbike race at Donington Park after suffering a massive highside in the second race at Imola.

The Red Devils Aprilia man was chasing team-mate Jordi Torres in fifth position when he crashed at the fast turn three, claiming on Twitter that it was "one of the biggest highsides of my career".

It was suspected Haslam had suffered a cracked rib in the incident but subsequent medical tests ruled this out. The Englishman will undergo further tests to rule out any possible complications.

Until then it had proved to be a trying weekend for Haslam around a track that isn't totally suited to the Aprilia RSV4 RF. After qualifying fifth, the 31-year old was struggling with the rapid changes of direction required through Imola's Variante Alta/Bassa chicanes.

A single fourth place in race one was his reward for the day as he lost vital ground to championship leader Jonathan Rea, who scored another resounding double victory.

"A difficult day for me," he said. "In Race 1 I brought home the best possible result. In Race 2 I was struggling in the braking section and I even went wide a couple of times, ending up behind [Michael] van der Mark and Jordi [Torres].

"Then I found a good pace but just as I was making up ground I had a bad highside on turn 3. I'm hurting all over now, but thinking about the crash I think I'm lucky and I should be at 100% by Donington."

The results leaves Haslam trailing Rea in the championship by 87 points.



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