Haslam to wildcard at Donington World Superbike round!
Donington Park ambassador Leon Haslam has confirmed that he will make a wildcard appearance in the only UK round of the Motul FIM Superbike World Championship at Donington Park on 26-28 May.
The Smalley-based rider, who will hope to get his season off to a winning start at the first round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington this weekend, will continue his allegiance with Kawasaki, riding for the Puccetti team for his wildcard appearance.
Haslam has already sampled the bike in winter testing in Portimao, and was a regular at the front of World Superbikes before returning to British Superbikes last season. He made a wildcard appearance at the Qatar WorldSBK season finale in 2016, and took an impressive fifth place for the Pedercini Kawasaki team.
“I’m so excited to be riding at my home World Superbike round for the Puccetti Racing Team” Haslam commented. “I had a really good test in January in Portugal and was posting quick times from the first time on track. So to take that package to Donington Park and getting to work with the team again is so exciting.
“I just want to thank the Puccetti team and Kawasaki for the opportunity and hopefully I can give the home crowd something to shout about. It’s great that the guys at JG Speedfit are supporting our entry too, hopefully we can all enjoy some success together at the British round of the World Superbike Championship to complement our BSB exploits.”
Donington Park Sporting Director Bob Adams commented: “We are delighted to see that Leon will be competing at the only UK round of the World Superbike Championship at Donington. We’re pleased to be supporting with him again in 2017 and we are very confident he will be fighting at the very front of the field and giving the likes of Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes and Chaz Davies a real run for their money! His addition to the rider line-up adds to what should be a sensational weekend of action at Donington.”
Haslam is in action this weekend at Donington for the opening round of the MCE British Superbike Championship. Discounted tickets are available in advance until 5pm today (Wednesday), and offer savings on gate prices. For more information, click here.
The Motul FIM Superbike World Championship at Donington Park takes place on 26-28 May. Tickets are also available in advance by clicking here.