LEON AND SYLVAIN 'UP' FOR ASSEN Team Suzuki Alstare rider Leon Haslam is looking forward to the next round of the Superbike World Championship in Assen next weekend and continuing his tremendous form. The young Briton has given the Suzuki...
LEON AND SYLVAIN 'UP' FOR ASSEN
Team Suzuki Alstare rider Leon Haslam is looking forward to the next round of the Superbike World Championship in Assen next weekend and continuing his tremendous form. The young Briton has given the Suzuki Alstare team their best results for years and is already looking like a title contender. So far this season he has taken two victories and three runner-up spots and is determined to carry on with podiums in Assen - a circuit he likes. His team mate Sylvain is also really 'up' for Assen and is looking forward to to the flowing 4.555 kilometre track and getting back to his early season form.
Two wins and three seconds in six races is a pretty good start to the season and I feel confident that I can carry on with this good form. I like the bike and feel very comfortable on it and that lets me push it hard. I used to like the 'old' Assen circuit because it was a very flowing and great high-speed track. Since they modified it, I don't like it as much as the old one, but it's still a good track and very spectator friendly. I hope that the recent travel problems don't affect the crowds much, because Assen always throws up good racing and it would be a shame for the fans to miss out on what is going to be another great Superbike weekend. I had two podiums in Assen last season and will be aiming to do the same again this year.
There were some positives from the last race weekend and I need to build on them and do much better in practice and qualifying so that I am in a good position on raceday. I like Assen and think it will suit our bike well, so I am really 'up' for the races this coming weekend.
Despite the changes to the circuit, it is still a good track and it normally provides great racing. I will be going all-out for podiums, but I know I have to be in a good position on the grid if I'm to run with the front guys at the start of the races. I haven't raced at Assen on a Superbike, so this will be a new experience for me.
-source: suzuki alstare