British Superbikes: Leon Haslam gets the ride of his life in a Tornado

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Leon Haslam had the most exciting ride of his life recently when he was given a flight in a Tornado at RAF Marham in Norfolk.  

The British Superbike star, who is currently third in the championship, was taken on the 1 hour 40 minute ride by Squadron Leader Jez Holmes. Leon Haslam was pushed to the edge with the Tornado reaching speeds of 600mph.

When he got his feet back on the ground,Leon Haslam said:  “Travelling at 600mph just 150 feet above the ground was absolutely amazing. It was tough trying to stay conscious but it was fantastic.”

Airwaves, title sponsor of the GSE Ducati British Superbike team for whom Leon has ridden for thee years, were supporting the activity through their latest campaign Airwaves Pro.

The campaign sets aside a fund totalling £20,000 for those people who would like to kick their lives up a gear.

Leon Haslam will be back on his Ducati 999F06 this weekend in round 12 of the British Superbike Championship at Donington Park on September 23rd, racing to secure valuable championship points as the 2007 season draws to a close

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Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin