Superbikes - Haslam heads to Moscow after 'easier' Suzuka test

Pata Honda's Leon Haslam flies to the Moscow World Superbike round today after a successful Suzuka Eight-Hours test which he found slightly easier due to the endurance-spec Fireblade being less of a handful.

Superbikes - Haslam heads to Moscow after 'easier' Suzuka test

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Haslam flies to Moscow WSBK round after 'easier' Suzuka test

The Derbyshire rider feels in better shape than at Imola as he can now weight the pegs more effectively which should help through the two the twisty sections at Moscow Raceway.

I was pretty sore after Imola and went straight into testing there on the Monday after the race, followed by the Suzuka test. But it all went well and Suzuka was actually a little easier and less physical with the lower power from the endurance bike. It was nice to get home though, and to enjoy some good weather," said Haslam.

"I’m really looking forward to Moscow despite disappointing results there last season with a couple of crashes. But we were at the sharp end and competitive and the circuit should be good for the Honda. Hopefully, I’ll be able to ride it a little more normally this weekend as I’m able to put some more weight through the pegs, even though it’s through my heel rather than the front of the foot. But it’ll definitely be better than at Imola."

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