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A CHAT WITH LEON HASLAM

15 May 2012 | News

DAINESE: felicità e frustrazione: 2 sentimenti opposti hanno caratterizzato il tuo weekend a Donington. Cosa ci puoi raccontare a riguardo?
LEON HASLAM: Sono molto amareggiato, potevamo avere due primi posti e invece non ne abbiamo avuto neanche uno a causa di errori fatti da altri.

DAINESE: A parte la conclusione di Gara2, Donington ha confermato che la BMW è cresciuta molto. Ora lo scenario del campionato può cambiare...
LEON HASLAM: Sono felice per questi miglioramenti, questa stagione però abbiamo perso più di 50 punti a causa delle cadute ma siamo a soli 40 punti dalla vetta della classifica.

DAINESE: Hai uno speciale rapporto con il DS Giacomo Guidotti fin da quando correvi in Suzuki. Quanto va attribuito a Giacomo questo grande risultato?
LEON HASLAM: Il mio rapporto con Giacomo è fantastico e lui rappresenta la maggior ragione per tutti i miglioramenti che abbiamo ottenuto finora. Anche gli altri 2 miei meccanici che mi hanno raggiunto dalla Suzuki, Stefano e Bruno, hanno rappresentato un importante fattore quest'anno.

DAINESE: Cosa ti aspetti dalla prossima gara negli Stati Uniti al circuito di Miller?
LEON HASLAM: Miller è stato la nostra peggior gara lo scorso anno quindi non vedo l'ora di vedere come la nostra moto si comporterà questa stagione, spero di essere davanti ancora

DAINESE: Quanto importante è avere la tua famiglia vicino durante le gare?
LEON HASLAM: Avere la mia famiglia con me è molto importante, mi aiuta a concentrarmi su quello che devo fare...

DAINESE: happiness and frustration: two different feelings have characterized your weekend at Donington. what can you say about it?
LEON HASLAM: I am very disappointed we could have had 2,1st places and we didn't get one due to other peoples mistake.

DAINESE: apart of dramatic end of race 2, Donington has proved that BMW has grown a lot. Now the championship scenario can change....
LEON HASLAM: I'm happy with the progress this season we have lost more than 50 points due to crashes and we are only 40 points from the lead..

DAINESE: you have a special relationship with your crew chief Giacomo Guidotti since the period in Suzuki. How much Giacomo is involved in this great result?
LEON HASLAM: my relationship with Giacomo is fantastic and is the main reason for all the positive changes we have made also my other 2 mechanics that have joined me from suzuki Stefano and Bruno have been a big factor this season.

DAINESE: what do you expect for the next race in Us at Miller?
LEON HASLAM: Miller was our worst Race last year so I am looking forward to seeing what our bike will be like this season I hope to challenge again at the front.

DAINESE: how important is having your family next to you during the races?
LEON HASLAM: to have my family with me is very important have the best people around me which helps me alot to concentrate on what I need to do...

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Kyalami, Sunday 22sd April

Chris Leeson miraculously escaped serious injury when he crashed his national superbile seires Ducati 1199 Panigale run by RACE! South Africa during testing at Kyalami at the weekend.

Coming into turn 1 at full racing speed, Chris just lost the front end and the bike somersaulted itself to destruction.

"We'd been battling to get the gearing right during the test," esplained Chris. "On my previous bikes, when you hit the rev-limiter, It knocks off the power and pulls the front end down, giving more grip. The Ducati doesn't like sitting on the limiter so much so we had geared it to stay below that limit. As the front end went light, it stayed light and I lost it." Despite bruising, Chris was able to walk away and will be ok for this weekned's race in PE, largely thanks to the performance of his Dainese redline double zipper leathers.

"The bike's a total write-off," said team owner, Marco Casciani, "All we can salvage is the engine which we will keep as a spare. But we are busy building up the spare bike - in fact, It's almost finished - and we will definitely be in PE for round three of the National Superbike series.

"This is racing and these things happen, but you prepare for them and we will be ready for PE. We are just thankful that Chris is alright; he's been checked out by the doctors and has been passed fit to race on Saturday and will continue to take the fight to the opposition as he has all season."

Kyalami, Sunday 22sd April

Chris Leeson miraculously escaped serious injury when he crashed his national superbile seires Ducati 1199 Panigale run by RACE! South Africa during testing at Kyalami at the weekend.

Coming into turn 1 at full racing speed, Chris just lost the front end and the bike somersaulted itself to destruction.

"We'd been battling to get the gearing right during the test," esplained Chris. "On my previous bikes, when you hit the rev-limiter, It knocks off the power and pulls the front end down, giving more grip. The Ducati doesn't like sitting on the limiter so much so we had geared it to stay below that limit. As the front end went light, it stayed light and I lost it." Despite bruising, Chris was able to walk away and will be ok for this weekned's race in PE, largely thanks to the performance of his Dainese redline double zipper leathers.

"The bike's a total write-off," said team owner, Marco Casciani, "All we can salvage is the engine which we will keep as a spare. But we are busy building up the spare bike - in fact, It's almost finished - and we will definitely be in PE for round three of the National Superbike series.

"This is racing and these things happen, but you prepare for them and we will be ready for PE. We are just thankful that Chris is alright; he's been checked out by the doctors and has been passed fit to race on Saturday and will continue to take the fight to the opposition as he has all season."

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NICO CEREGHINI ON SBK 2012

24 February 2012 | News

Nico Cereghini, il volto più conosciuto del giornalismo motociclistico italiano, commenta l'inizio della stagione SBK 2012, sui "problemi di peso" della Ducati e dei favoriti per il titolo...

Nico Cereghini, one of Italy's top motorcycle journalists, comments the upcoming 2012 SBK season, Ducati's "weight problems" and the favourites for the title...

 

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