Leon Haslam came to Donington Park with the intention of doing well and he did just that - the British rider lives just a few miles from the English track and organises riding courses there together with his father.
And it's in terms of the riding that Leon, currently competing in the BSB with a ZX10RR that doesn't have any electronic aids, made the difference, able to reach the podium and gift team Puccetti its best ever SBK result: “I'm very pleased because my aim was top five - reveals Leon- but then, lap after lap, I changed my mind…”
So what was your real goal?
“I wanted to race to reach the podium, and I did that. I have to be honest, the crashes for Davies and Rea helped me but, as we know, that's racing and I took advantage of that. I'm really pleased because this is truly my home race, I live nearby. This podium is a great gift for both me and team manager Manuel”.
“This Kawasaki is fast. The Ninja has a great base and the set-up we went with proved perfect. I'm only missing a little engine performance, in acceleration, but that's normal, as this is a private team debuting in Superbike. I'm focusing on race two for now and will decide on my racing future in the coming months”.