Haslam completes successful three day private test

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Leon Haslam benefitted from a three day private test at Cartegena where he was the only rider on track in an effort to get a full understanding of the advanced electronics system onboard his BMW S1000RR.

The 27 year old rode with the official BMW test team onboard a test bike due to his factory race bikes currently being in transit to Australia for the teams next round of testing.

Speaking exclusively to MCN from Spain, Haslam said: “We had three full days and I was on track until 6pm every night so I’ve done some laps! It was a bit strange being the only rider on track, but it worked well for us because we had so much to test.

“The aim was to work on the electronics package and get the throttle connection I wanted with the bike. I need to improve the feeling so that’s what we concentrated on but it’s a very time consuming process. That’s why we specifically put this test on – it was just for me and we got through pretty much everything we wanted to.”

Despite suffering a small crash, Haslam made constant progress around the tight and technical Spanish circuit and improved his lap time each day. He is now back in the UK before heading to Australia tomorrow to get ready for the next round of testing at Eastern Creek and Phillip Island.

For full insight into what Haslam and BMW worked on at Cartegena see MCN out Wednesday 26th January.

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Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider