WorldSBK: Haslam targeting podium finishes at team’s home track

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Britain’s Leon Haslam is targeting WorldSBK podium finishes at his HRC team’s home track of Catalunya this weekend as he returns to the Barcelona circuit after 18 years.

Haslam last race here in MotoGP as a teenager and believes that a recent successful test should stand him in good stead for three decent results.

“I’m looking forward to the Catalunya round this weekend. I haven’t raced at this track for 18 years, so a long, long time ago but I’m excited to see the circuit featuring on the SBK calendar,” said Haslam.

“We completed a useful test at the track not long ago and that gave us time to do the kind of set-up work we don’t have time for over a race weekend.

“Since that test, we’ve continued to make consistent steps forward, getting ever closer to our targets. The Barcelona track used to be one of my favourites, and it’s also the team’s home race so it would be great to score some good results here. And if we can maximise what we have right now, I think we might be able to challenge for the podium this weekend.”