Kawasaki’s Leon Haslam suffered a decent-sized crash at the Corkscrew in race one at Laguna Seca and the resulting injury set him back for the rest of the WorldSBK weekend.
Haslam suffered damage to his left wrist and hand when he went down and the resulting pain transferred up and down the reigning BSB champion’s arm on Sunday which put paid to any podium ambitions.
“I felt we had good pace today and we were there for that podium pace. I could catch Tom Sykes and Alex quite comfortably but in the end I just struggled with myself, not the bike, especially braking into left hand corners - and there are a fair few of them here,” said Haslam.
“I was disappointed with the crash yesterday and I have suffered all day today with my wrist and the pain transferred into my shoulder because I was not riding as freely.
“I can’t be too unhappy as it was my mistake when we crashed in Race One, but we have had a fifth and sixth today and were not far off the podium pace.”