World Superbike rider Leon Haslam of the Suzuki Alstare SBK Team was a guests of honor at the Goodwood Press Day recently. The Press Day is held to promote two of the most prestigious events on the motorsports calendar – the Festival of Speed set to take place in July and the Goodwood Revival scheduled for this September.
Team Suzuki Alstare have been great supporters of the Festival of Speed in recent years and are once again happy to be involved in this showcase of fabulous racecars and racebikes. The Festival of Speed attracts more than 150,000 motorcycle racing spectators over the three days and is a must see for petrolheads worldwide.
Both Leon and his WSBK Alstare teammate Sylvain Guintoli are scheduled to appear at this year’s Festival, despite a very busy motorcycle racing schedule that includes a SBK race the previous weekend and Suzuki GSXR-1000 testing during the week.
Leon Haslem Quote
"I love the Festival of Speed because it is such a fantastic and unique event and there is definitely nothing like it anywhere in the world. It’s great for the fans because they can get up very, very close to the cars, bike and all the stars – something that they cannot do normally."
"I am happy that Suzuki Alstare are supporting this event again and am going to really enjoy showing off our bike to all the fans as I go up the famous hill climb course. I probably will be doing some wheelies on the way, so make sure you are there and make show you wave to me. See you there."
Haslem has been making world motorcycle news headlines as he won the the opening round of the 2010 WSBK season at Phillip Island. The win also marked Haslem’s first World Superbike win ever and it was within the closest margin of racing.