Leon Haslam
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Leon Haslam

1983-05-31 (age 38)


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Honda takes covers off 2021 World Superbike challenger

Honda has revealed the 2021-spec Honda CBR1000RR-R with which it will fight for World Superbike championship honours this year.

Haslam retains Honda World Superbike seat for 2021

Leon Haslam will remain at the factory Honda World Superbike team for the 2021 season after being handed a fresh contract extension.

Haslam suggests Honda future hinges on WSBK status

Leon Haslam has suggested his future within the Honda World Superbike stable hinges on what form the championship takes next year.

Honda has "really big margin" to improve - Bautista

Honda has a "really big margin" to improve following the first World Superbike race weekend for the Japanese marque's factory team and its CBR1000RR-R bike, believes Alvaro Bautista.

Honda reveals 2020 World Superbike challenger

Honda has unveiled its bike colours for the 2020 World Superbike season, showcasing the liveries of both the factory HRC team and Althea Racing.

Honda still working on "fundamentals" of new bike

Leon Haslam says Honda has "not even got to the stage" of fine-tuning its new World Superbike challenger as testing has so far been about “fundamental parts”.

Haslam tops first day of WSBK test on new Honda

Leon Haslam topped a wet opening day at the Jerez World Superbike pre-season test in Honda's first public outing with its all-new CBR1000RR-R, while there were no times from Jonathan Rea.

Haslam: Nailing down Honda ride was "long process"

Leon Haslam says it was a "long process" becoming a Honda works rider in World Superbike after being unveiled as the Japanese marque's second rider for 2020 this week.

Honda reveals new WSBK model, confirms Haslam

Honda has taken the wraps off the all-new Fireblade that will form the basis of its 2020 World Superbike challenger, and has confirmed Leon Haslam as Alvaro Bautista's teammate next season.

Kawasaki confirms Haslam's departure from WSBK team

Kawasaki has announced Leon Haslam will be leaving its factory team at the end of the 2019 World Superbike season, clearing the way for Alex Lowes to take his place.

Haslam: WSBK will suit Redding better than BSB

Ducati's Scott Redding will have an easier time in World Superbike than in the British series because of his MotoGP background, believes reigning BSB champion Leon Haslam.

Lowes linked with Kawasaki switch for 2020

Alex Lowes has been linked to a factory Kawasaki World Superbike seat for 2020 in place of Leon Haslam, having lost his ride with the Crescent-run works Yamaha team.

Kawasaki pair describe “rollercoaster of emotions” at Suzuka

Kawasaki duo Leon Haslam and Jonathan Rea have described their “rollercoaster of emotions” in the Suzuka 8 Hours, as they went from losing the race on the last lap to being declared eventual winners.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Rea puts Kawasaki in lead at halfway point

Jonathan Rea passed Honda’s Stefan Bradl on-track to put Kawasaki in the lead of the Suzuka 8 Hours at the halfway point of the race.

Donington WSBK: Rea grabs points lead as Bautista crashes

Jonathan Rea eased to victory in a wet World Superbike race one at Donington Park to take the championship lead for the first time in 2019, after Alvaro Bautista crashed out.

Donington WSBK: BMW's Sykes dominates qualifying

Tom Sykes gave the new BMW its first World Superbike pole position, after dominating Superpole by 0.993 seconds at Donington in a drying session.

Haslam suffering similar issue to Sykes on Kawasaki

Kawasaki World Superbike rider Leon Haslam has admitted he is suffering similar issues to his predecessor Tom Sykes this season with braking.

Kawasaki reveals 2019 Suzuka 8 Hours line-up

Kawasaki has announced it will enter a full factory bike for this year's Suzuka 8 Hours, with three World Superbike stars forming its rider line-up.

Haslam "a breath of fresh air" at Kawasaki

Reigning World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea says new teammate Leon Haslam has been “a breath of fresh air” at Kawasaki.

Phillip Island WSBK: Bautista wraps up win hat-trick

Ducati rider Alvaro Bautista made it three wins out of three on his debut World Superbike race weekend at Phillip Island.

Kawasaki unveils 2019 World Superbike challenger

Dominant World Superbike manufacturer Kawasaki has revealed its 2019-specification ZX-10RR, the bike Jonathan Rea hopes will carry him to a fifth straight title.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Rea, Kawasaki take dominant pole

Kawasaki claimed its first Suzuka 8 Hours pole since 1995, with triple World Superbikes champion Jonathan Rea setting the fastest time in the final qualifying on Saturday.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Rea takes provisional pole with lap record

Three-time World Superbikes champion Jonathan Rea broke the Suzuka 8 Hours lap record to put Kawasaki on provisional pole for the 41st running of the Japanese endurance classic.

Haslam to return to WSBK with Kawasaki in 2019

Leon Haslam will make his full-time return to the World Superbike Championship next season with Kawasaki, taking the place of Tom Sykes.

Haslam to make World Superbike one-off return at Qatar

Leon Haslam will make a one-off comeback to the World Superbike championship in the season finale at Qatar, joining the Pedercini Kawasaki team.

Suzuka 8 Hours: Espargaro and Yamaha secure consecutive wins

Yamaha clinched its sixth victory as a manufacturer at the Suzuka 8 Hours, with the #21 crew of Pol Espargaro, Alex Lowes and Katsuaki Nakasuga taking the top honours on Sunday.

Hayden and Espargaro headline Suzuka 8 Hours entry

The annual Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race takes place this Sunday, with 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden and Tech 3 Yamaha rider Pol Espargaro headlining the entry for the prestigious event.

Haslam leaves World Superbikes for Kawasaki ride in British series

Leon Haslam will not return to the World Superbikes series in 2016, instead opting to make a switch to the British championship.

Haslam open to sabbatical season amid Aprilia uncertainty

Leon Haslam says he is open to taking a sabbatical in 2016 as uncertainty continues to surround Aprilia’s future involvement in World Superbikes.

Qatar WSBK: Haslam outduels Davies in sublime season finale

Leon Haslam took his second victory of the 2015 World Superbikes season, passing Chaz Davies in the final corner to sweep the Losail round for Aprilia.

Qatari floodlights to illuminate 2015 finale

The battle for second is on as WorldSBK returns to Doha.

Haslam splashes his way to French Superpole win

The Aprilia rider on pole despite a late crash, Rea only 0.004s away in second.

Magny-Cours WSBK: Haslam takes pole despite fall

Aprilia's Leon Haslam took pole position in a wet qualifying session at Magny-Cours as himself and several other riders crashed in a challenging Superpole 2 session.

All focus shifts to battle for second at Magny-Cours

With Rea already crowned World Champion, the series heads to France

Davies returns to winning ways in Race 2 at Jerez

Aprilia pair join Ducati winner on the podium as Rea and Sykes complete top 5.

Jerez WSBK: Davies coasts to crucial win in second race

Chaz Davies was victorious in the second World Superbike race at Jerez after passing Tom Sykes, his main rival for runner-up in the championship.

Jerez poised to crown a new Champion - video

Rea only needs a top 10 finish in Race 1 to clinch the title at the Pirelli Spanish Round.

World Superbike heads to Malaysia for Round 10 - video

Sepang International Circuit stages the Pirelli Malaysian Round.

Davies ends opening day at Laguna Seca in charge

Times improve as temperatures rise in the Californian afternoon.

Masterclass performance gives Rea the win in Race 2

Davide Giugliano misses out narrowly on maiden victory as Leon Haslam takes final place on the podium.

Misano Superpole goes to Sykes

The KRT rider takes Pole Position after making his way through Superpole 1

WorldSBK on the Adriatic coast of Italy for Round 8

Great anticipation for the PATA Riviera di Rimini Round.

Rapid Giugliano tops Portimão test

Ducati rider on top as WorldSBK riders sample selection of new tyres.

Rea pulls away to take fourth double of the season

Giugliano and Haslam in the top-3 as Sykes slips down to eighth place.

Nilox Portuguese Round to mark halfway point of the season

The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve to host another battle for supremacy.

Sykes does the Donington double for third time in a row

Lap Record tumble as the Briton dominates. Rea and Davies to complete the podium.

WorldSBK crosses the channel for Round 6

Donington is particularly special in World Superbike history, as it hosted the very first race event in 1988.

Imola ready to host the Acerbis Italian Round

Great anticipation ahead event number five of the 2015 WorldSBK season.

Rea wins again as van der Mark gets maiden WorldSBK podium

Davies finishes second with Haslam and Sykes in forth and fifth, respectively.

Sykes claims his first Superpole of the season

Rea and Haslam complete the first row for tomorrow's two WorldSBK races.

Haslam races to Aragon Tissot-Superpole

The Aprilia rider to be joined on the front row by fellow Britons Davies and Sykes.

Rea edges team mate Sykes on Day 1 at Motorland Aragon

Times improve at Motorland Aragon as WorldSBK riders get up to speed.

Rea makes it a full house with double win in Thailand

Haslam and Lowes complete the podium, Torres ahead of Sykes in fourth.

Rea takes Tissot-Superpole in Thailand

The Ulsterman snatches pole position from Haslam by 0.011s

Lowes snatches first place from Rea on opening day in Thailand

The 24-year-old Englishman was the first rider to break the 1’35 barrier to record a 1’34.685s lap time.

WorldSBK stars speak ahead of Thai debut

Press Conference involving a selection of Superbike riders ahead of the on-track action tomorrow.

WorldSBK ready for Thai debut

The Chang International Circuit hosts the second round of the season