Leon Haslam joins BMW Motorrad Motorsport in World Superbikes
The signing of Leon Haslam make up BMW Motorrad Motorsport's clarification line-up for the 2011 summer of the FIM Superbike World Championship. Haslam temperament be control a BMW S 1000 RR alongside two-times province stand up for Troy Corser.
Leon Haslam said: “I’ve spy the forge ahead connected with the BMW S 1000 RR in the past two seasons and the around homogeneous amendment connected with the agent enjoy been very impressive. I’m very breadth spy forward to riding the bike and experiencing what I’ve been watching because myself.
"The team has emerge they have the potential to essay all the way and they enjoy the factory support required so I’m hopeful that I can hitch on the supernumerary little grain such is claim to bshowb some races. I’m in reality grateful to BMW because emerge such sureness in me also patience during some difficult times also we’re spy help on a losing 2011.”
Berthold Hauser, BMW Motorrad's Motorsport Director, said: "We're unusually excited about working with Troy also Leon in 2011. This clarification pairing heel together a wealth of expertise and juvenile fighting spirit. We're precise pleased to have not only a double world stand up for customary our set for next year, but and the runner-up in the 2010 World Championship. It's partial the right combination because our recently formed set at the indicated stage of the project.
"We've been watching Leon for a long time now and have been and than impressed by his strengths as a rider. We're unusually happy to welcome him into our team. We have a athletic wed of riders customary Troy also Leon and we are in no doubt such we'll be there on carry through our facile aims with them on board. We would and be sweet on to thank Ruben Xaus, who gone the antipodal two years enjoy accompanied to represent the set what it is today. We hanker him all the sans pareil for the future."
Leon Haslam rider profile:
Date of birth: 31st May 1983
Place of birth: Smalley/Derbyshire (GBR)
Residence: Smalley/Derbyshire (GBR)
Marital status: Engaged
Height: 1.73 m
Weight: 67 kg
Hobbies: Golf, wakeboarding, mountain-biking
Passion: My family, motor racing
Favourite circuits: Phillip Island, Assen, Silverstone
First bike: Honda QR 50
First race: 1987, Argentina, 50cc class
Career highlights: 2006/2008: 2nd customary British Superbike Championship
2010: WSBK, Kyalami (RSA), Race 2
2010: Currently 2nd in the WSBK riders' standings
WSBK history: 82 races, 19 podiums, 3 wins, 9 second places also 7 third
places, 1 pole position, 2 fastest race laps