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Haslam: “It’s simple for me, Shakey has everything to lose”

Tuesday, October 11 2016

Leon Haslam has come close to lifting the MCE British Superbike Championship title before, but this weekend (14/15/16 October) the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider knows what he needs to do if he is going to emerge victorious after the triple-header decider at Brands Hatch against Shane Byrne.

Haslam arrives at the final round of the season 17 points adrift of his rival but his confidence is high after a double win last time out at Assen. With 75 points on offer this weekend, the desire to beat Byrne at his rival's home track wil be high after the Derbyshire-based Haslam was defeated in the Showdown opener at Donington.

Haslam said: "I feel ready for this weekend. We would obviously prefer to be ahead but we go into the Brands Hatch weekend knowing what we need to do. It is very simple for me; I have to go out and win the races and beat Shakey in all three. He has everything to lose and needs to think more about the positions than I do.

"I don't think there is a one up for him or me on the Grand Prix circuit; everyone knows it is his home track but Donington was mine and he beat me there so now I want to do the same to him at his! I think we can achieve what we need to this weekend and that is three wins. There is always added pressure on Shakey for the home round, where we just want to keep up the momentum we showed at Assen.

"We have won six of the last eight races and that is a statistic I like; we want to end this weekend adding to that tally to make it at least nine but hopefully eleven!"

Tickets for the MCE British Superbike Championship title decider on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit on 14/15/16 October are available from £27. For more information and to book for the triple-header event call 0843 453 9000 or click here.