HASLAM IM­PRESSES WITH WILDCARD WSB RE­TURN

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MCE Bri­tish Superbike-run­ner up Leon Haslam turned heads as he re­turned to WSB in a one-off ride for the Ped­ercini Kawasaki team.

At a track he won at with Aprilia last year, Haslam stormed through from 16th on the grid to take fifth place fin­ish in Sun­day’s restarted sec­ond race de­spite hav­ing been ab­sent from WSB for a year.

“Fri­day was a dis­as­ter, Satur­day was a dis­as­ter, but the guys worked re­ally hard,” said Haslam, who missed al­most all of the first hour on the open­ing day.

“That was our third en­gine change of the week­end. We had a big vi­bra­tion and in­ter­fer­ence with how the elec­tron­ics were work­ing. To­day’s en­gine was work­ing bet­ter and chas­sis-wise I was happy with the progress we have made, all from min­i­mal laps.

“That was Ped­ercini’s best re­sult in the dry this year, and we were up to third at one point in the race so I’m mroe than happy!”

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