Haslam podi­ums at bo­gey track

Motorcycle News (UK) - - SPORT -

On an av­er­age week­end, Leon Haslam wouldn’t be best pleased with sev­enth and third place, but con­sid­er­ing it came at what he calls his worst cir­cuit on the cal­en­dar, the JG Speed­fit Kawasaki man walked away from Thrux­ton happy.

And not only be­cause he got on the ros­trum at a track where he fin­ished 13th and fifth last year, but be­cause he gained ground on main se­ries ri­val Shane Byrne.

“It’s hard to be happy with those re­sults, but with it be­ing Thrux­ton and the fact I gained on Shakey it was very un­ex­pected,” Haslam told MCN. “I re­ally thought he was go­ing to win both races and I didn’t think I’d be any­where near the podium.

“We’ve made progress with the bike and while we’ve still got is­sues, it’s work­ing a lot bet­ter. There are some good tracks com­ing for us so I’m look­ing for­ward to the bat­tle.”

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