Haslam targeted by WSB and MotoGP2 teams for 2010

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Leon Haslam has revealed that he wants to stay with his current Stiggy Motorsport team in 2010 despite receiving significant interest from other top teams in the World Superbike Championship.

Haslam’s current Stiggy Honda squad are expected to announce a deal later this month which will see them switch manufacturer to Yamaha in 2010. And it’s this change to the impressive new R1 that could be a key factor in retaining Haslam in 2010.

Speaking to MCN, Haslam said: “I have a clause in my current contract which means I can’t negotiate with other teams at this stage of the season, but there have been a few approaches. There’s been interest from Ten Kate Honda, Alstare Suzuki and PBM Kawasaki along with some MotoGP2 teams.”

Having spent 2009 acclimatising himself back to WSB, Haslam clearly see’s his immediate future in the Superbike class.

He said: “I want to be in WSB, not GP2. I want to win the championship so I need to make the right decision which will allow me to do that.

“Right now I’m still concentrating on this year. It’s the first year with a new team and we’ve had some good results. My aim is to be top privateer, top Brit and top Honda and that is still very achievable. In an ideal world I’d progress with Stiggy and win the championship.”

Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider