After a tough year at Miller in ’09, World Sueprbike Championship leader Leon Haslam (Suzuki Alstare GSX-R1000 SBK) is looking to turn around his luck at this big, fast venue near Salt Lake City.
Having ridden two brilliant motorcycle races at the previous WSBK round at Kyalami last time out, Haslam increased his championship lead to 15 points over Max Biaggi (Aprilia RSV4 Factory).The English rider has had a stellar first half of the season, but he may still find Miller a tough challenge, as the last Suzuki to get on the podium there was Max Neukirchner’s in 2008. Haslam has specialized in exceeding expectations of man and machine in 2010 already, no matter the circuit, bringing a large dose of consistency as well as his obvious pace and determination into play.Leon Haslam
says: "Kyalami was a tough one and I’m looking forward to Miller because it is an easier circuit to deal with. Having said that, the altitude will make our bikes feel slow and we need to get them dialled in as soon as we can for the track and then push hard." "Last year Miller was not such a good event for me, so I am really looking forward to showing what I and the Suzuki can do and hopefully get another couple of podiums. Max (Biaggi) is a threat and I want to make sure I either beat him or at least leave USA still in the championship lead." "May is a busy month for us, with three races on three different continents, so it will be good to end it on top of the standings (with a good lead maybe?) and have a good break before the next round."