July 28, 2019
Haslam and Kawasaki take Suzuka 8 hours victory
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.
“From everyone being in tears after we thought we'd lost to getting the news sitting in a restaurant that we actually did win it, I have no words to describe how I feel.
"When Jonathan crashed on oil on the last lap and the race was red flagged we felt we should have been awarded victory anyway but in the end it took our guys to contest the result with the officials and thankfully commn sense prevailed.
"The Suzuka 8 Hours is always one of the hardest races of the year. The effort we put in to win, from us, the team and Kawasaki means it has been a big roller coaster of emotion.
"When the oil went down and the situation happened at the end words cannot describe the lows we had. But when the good news came through, the highs were just as high.
"In the second half of each stint I really struggled physically because of the broken bone in my hand but the bike was working well.
"I am so happy and I want to thank Kawasaki for this opportunity, also the whole team, Toprak and Johnny, and we pushed as hard as we could. It is a shame that we did not get to stand on the top of the podium but the result is in and we have won the Suzuka 8 Hours.”
March 1, 2020
The Phillip Island circuit in Australia is hosting the inaugural round of the 2020 FIM Superbike World Championship, today’s action comprising the Superpole qualifying session and the first 22-lap race of the weekend. Team HRC enjoyed a positive debut race with the CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP, crossing the line fifth and sixth.
October 26, 2019
Kawasaki Racing Team's Leon Haslam finished fifth, fourth and ninth respectively in the final three races of the 2019 World Superbike Championship at the Local circuit in Qatar, round 13 of the season.
October 22, 2019
Kawasaki Racing Team's Leon Haslam goes in search of a winning end to the 2019 season at the Local circuit in Qatar in round 13 of the World Superbike Championship on Friday and Saturday.
October 13, 2019
Kawasaki Racing Team's Leon Haslam took three top 10 finishes at the Circuito San Juan Villicum in Argentina in round 12 of the World Superbike Championship at the weekend.
October 9, 2019
Kawasaki Racing Team's Leon Haslam goes in search of a successful debut at the Circuito San Juan Villicum, Argentina in round 12 of the World Superbike Championship this weekend.