Portimao World Superbikes: Leon Haslam eyes double podium
And following a successful two-day test out in Portugal last week at the newly constructed circuit, Haslam said he wants to end his ’08 campaign by standing on a WSB podium.
He said: “The track layout itself is fantastic with flowing corners and undulations and the facility itself will be superb.
“Grip was an issue during our test as it was a little slippery out there.
“Obviously we were going quicker and quicker during the day and I ended up being second quickest behind Troy Bayliss which was nice.
“We’ve fine-tuned a few things on the HM Plant Honda Fireblade since then, so I think we can have a good go at the regular World Superbike stars there this weekend.
“I want to simply go out there and enjoy myself and get a couple of podiums for HM Plant Honda and myself to end the year with them on a high.”