Kawasaki Racing Team’s Leon Haslam says he is happy with his podium effort during the second World Superbike race in Aragon.
After what was a disastrous start to the weekend for injured Leon Haslam, the ‘pocket rocket’ returned to form in the second race at Aragon after a race-long battle with Alex Lowes, his teammate Jonathan Rea and the Ducati of Chaz Davies.
Qualifying in a lowly 12th position, Haslam could only manage a 9th and a 7th in the first and Superpole race.
The second race went much better for Leon Haslam as he got himself in the mix for the podium positions but dropped off in the final 3 laps of the race, speaking to WorldSBK.com after the race, Haslam said: “Friday and Saturday were a disaster. I was struggling a lot and reopened a scar on my ankle as well. We have some problems with the bike and the team did a fantastic job; overnight they transformed the bike which allowed me to fight with Jonathan and the other guys. I am so happy” he said.
The WorldSBK paddock now heads to Assen, a place where Haslam has stood on the podium, Haslam said: “We have learnt a lot. The thing we have made our bike better with, we were struggling within Thailand and even Australia. I think now, we can make a good step and start on Friday at Assen from a much higher level.”
Find out how Haslam and the KRT team get on in Assen, here at Now Moto.
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