While this weekend’s ninth round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship is of vital importance for the title fight, JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s Leon Haslam insists it’s business as usual for him.
This weekend’s three races will decide the six riders who go on to fight for the British Superbike crown over the final three rounds, with this season marking the first in history that the series heads to the final main season round without a single rider confirmed in the Showdown six.
Some riders will undoubtedly take a few extra risks this weekend to secure their showdown spot, but that won’t be the case for Haslam as he looks to gain crucial podium credits on his rivals.
“I am feeling confident for Silverstone and so are the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team,” he said. “We have some things we want to test before the Showdown and this is the perfect place to try it before the final three rounds.
“We have a good plan and know that we need to have three consistently strong races, because at this stage of the season nobody can afford a DNF. I am sure at this point of the season and the importance of it will spur some people on a bit more to make some moves, but I know what I need to do.
“It really is business as usual for me. I have missed four races this year through issues and injury so we need to collect as many Podium Points as we can this weekend and get back to that consistency we had at the start of the season.
“I feel we are coming into this weekend in a strong position and I am ready to fight for the three wins.”
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