Kawasaki’s Leon Haslam has not ruled out a return to British Superbikes next season – a series where he is still, until next month at least, the reigning champion.
With strong speculation that Alex Lowes will replace Haslam at KRT in 2020, the Derby rider has been offered a WorldSBK ride in green for next year but the terms and conditions are not yet clear.
“Kawasaki said they want to place me under the contract I have now, but it is understanding how. It is not very clear with what support, technical staff and the situation inside Kawasaki yet,” Haslam told bikesportnews.com.
Honestly I am just waiting for them and I have some meetings so hopefully we will know more this weekend and it will be nice for me before we go to Argentina.”
BSB head cheese Stuart Higgs will be keen to get Haslam back into his championship as he loses Scott Redding after the Brands finale.
Haslam added to Brookes and the possibility of Leon Camier also making a return will have the Foulston Centre tills ringing.
“I have BSB as an option and it has always been an option, anyway. Same as Ducati, Yamaha, BMW, Honda they have all made approaches with me through Stuart.
“If I don’t feel I can be competitive here, then yes, I will go back to BSB.”
With FS-3 Kawasaki being upgraded to the official team and with a seat to be filled, it would be a safe bet that Haslam would join Danny Buchan, and his former mechanic ‘Alright’ Dave Parkes, in the squad.