With the third place battle seemingly a stalemate between the Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team riders, Leon Haslam was starting to feel the pressure of Marco Melandri. Melandri made his way ahead on lap 11, but the battle
the biggest effort that we have seen from Kawasaki, which enlisted the help of its future WorldSBK team (Jonathan Rea, Leon Haslam, and part of the KRT pit box), to join the Japanese engineers and All Japan Superbike rider Kazuma Watanabe.
When they pitted, it was up to Lowes and Leon Haslam to continue the fight and that's exactly what happened.
Over the course of those opening hours, we were treated
Now is harvest time!"
Leon Haslam, stated: "I have to say a big thanks to Kawasaki for this opportunity. Returning to the World Superbike Championship is
"I have to say a big thanks to Kawasaki for this opportunity," said Leon Haslam. "Returning to the World Superbike Championship is something I'm really looking forward to."
"After scoring race wins, lap records
But with Leon Haslam set to take the second seat next to Jonathan Rea, Sykes will have to look elsewhere.
These are the first
The more likely scenario is for Leon Haslam to return to the WorldSBK paddock, taking a ride within the factory Kawasaki Racing Team for virtually zero dollars, similar
off from Kawasaki
There is now little doubt within the paddock that Tom Sykes will be replaced for 2019, with Leon Haslam looking very likely to be confirmed in the near future.
For Sykes, the weekend started with a surprisingly explosive interview
Leon Haslam leads Jake Dixon as the fans enjoy the action in the sunshine.
Former MotoGP rider Michael Laverty. Laverty also spent
The three-time World Superbike champion will be joined by Leon Haslam, who is no stranger to the Suzuka circuit and its endurance racing format.
"Suzuka is very challenging circuit and it