BSB: Haslam happy with podium at bogey circuit

Published: 08 August 2017

On an average weekend, Leon Haslam wouldn’t be best pleased with seventh and third place but considering it came at what he calls his worst circuit on the calendar, the JG Speedfit Kawasaki man walks away from Thruxton happy.

And not only because he got on the rostrum at a track where he finished 13th and fifth last year, but because he gained ground on main series rival Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne at a track where he looked set to be unbeatable ahead of the weekend. 

“It’s hard to be happy with those results, but with it being Thruxton and the fact I gained on Shakey it was very unexpected,” Haslam told MCN. “I really thought he was going to win both races and I didn’t think I’d be anywhere near the podium.

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