Kawasaki’s Leon Haslam believes there is no better time for a home WorldSBK race this season as the reigning British Superbike Champion goes into the weekend’s Donington round off the back of two Misano podiums.
Like old friend Alex Lowes, Haslam lives a stone’s throw from the Leicestershire track and full of anticipation for the upcoming clash.
“What can I say about Donington Park, my home round? Racing in front of my home crowd - you can’t really explain how good that is. Especially at Donington, which is just down the road from my house, said Haslam.
“We have made some good steps after the Jerez tests and we have just come off the back of two podiums at Misano, so it could not come along at a better time.
“Kawasaki has a good record there, and I think, fundamentally, we should be on a strong package. It is never easy, but I am looking forward to it and hopefully we can have a good weekend at home.”