Kawasaki’s Leon Haslam goes into this weekend’s Misano WorldSBK round with a little more confidence after making ‘big steps’ with setup at a post-Jerez private test.
Haslam has been struggling with the ZX-10R’s electronics on corner entry but has made progress since the last time out and brought the bike somewhere closer to where he needs it to be.
“Jerez was a tough weekend last time out but we did a private test after the race weekend and in my opinion we made some really big steps,” said the reigning BSB champion.
“The whole year I have been trying to adapt my style to how this bike needs to be ridden, especially with the electronics. At that test in Jerez, however, we got to explore the bike a bit more and try to make it work more for my natural style.
Straight away we made a big step so I want to take that on to the next round in Misano. We did a test there a few weeks ago too, although it was a little bit hampered by the weather.
“I like the circuit there and hopefully we can restart my season and try to get back on that podium.”