February 24, 2019
Haslam scores double podium finish on World Superbike Championship return
Kawasaki Racing Team's Leon Haslam finished third in the Superpole Race and then third in Race Two in the opening round of the World Superbike Championship at Phillip Island, Australia on Sunday.
“It was good to get on two podiums after yesterday’s disappointment of a crash and then finishing 15th. In the 10-lap sprint race today I was a little cautious and I got caught behind the Yamahas, so I settled.
I thought I had a little bit in hand to catch Jonathan (Rea) in the final race. I tried to make my own rhythm for the first four laps. After that I tried to save the rear tyre grip which then created a group of five riders.
It was a nice easy rhythm and I was feeling good with my pace. Johnny and I had some good passes, good battles. My plan was to go away with two laps to go, then he passed me into turn one and I ran a little wide.
At the same time he went 0.4 of a second faster on that lap. I went with him and caught him up on the last lap but I felt like I had been caught out a little bit. To battle with Jonathan in my first race weekend of the year, with his record in this class, I am happy.”
July 28, 2019
Kawasaki Racing Team's Leon Haslam won Sunday's Suzuka 8 hours race as he and team-mate Jonathan Rea won the epic encounter by 18 seconds from the factory Yamaha team. The victory was the first for Kawasaki since 1993 and it was Leon's third victory in the prestigious Japanese race.
July 14, 2019
Kawasaki Racing Team's Leon Haslam took fifth and sixth place finishes in Sunday's two races of round nine of the World Superbike Championship at the Laguna Seca circuit in California, USA.
July 9, 2019
Kawasaki Racing Team's Leon Haslam is looking for more success in round nine of the World Superbike Championship at the Laguna Seca circuit in California, USA this weekend.
July 7, 2019
Kawasaki Racing Team's Leon Haslam finished third twice and added a fifth place finish from the three races of round eight of the World Superbike Championship at the Donington Park circuit at the weekend.
July 3, 2019
Kawasaki Racing Team's Leon Haslam goes in search of victories in this weekend's three races of round eight of the World Superbike Championship at the Donington circuit, his home round in the 13-round series.