Haslam podiums at bogey track
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.”