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Moscow WSBK test: Haslam confident after race simulation

Haslam in action at Moscow yesterday
Haslam in action at Moscow yesterday

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BMW's Leon Haslam is confident of a good result going into this weekend's inaugural Moscow World Superbike round after completing a successful race simulation on harder compound race rubber yesterday as part of 70 testing laps.

The Derbyshire man, who looks likely to sign with Ten Kate Honda in the not too distant future, says the track is fun and aggressive but is twisty with a lot of corners taken in first or second gears with passes likely to me made at the first and last turns.

"We had two fully dry sessions and we were working on finding a set-up for this new track and learning the gearing, the lines and many more things. So far the track is really fun to ride; it has many ups and downs. The corners are mainly first and second gear but it is a quite aggressive circuit and I like it," said Haslam.

"Regarding overtaking possibilities, the first and last corners are going to be exciting because of the two straights. I am confident for the weekend. We were pretty close to the top and concentrated on race set-up and were feeling pretty good on the hard tyres on race distance. We have much more to try and look forward to Friday when we go out on the track again, but so far so good.”

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