BSB - Airwaves Ducati Looking Forward To Silverstone - April 25th 2007
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The Airwaves Ducati team travel to Silverstone this weekend for round 3 of the British Superbike season. With a 33 point lead in the championship Gregorio Lavilla is looking to maintain his unbeaten run whilst team mate, Leon Haslam, wants to perform well at one of his favourite tracks on the calendar.
In 2006 Airwaves Ducati left the penultimate round at the 2.213 mile Northamptonshire circuit in 1st and 2nd in the championship. So far this season Leon has achieved 43 points and is 6 points off 3rd position in the title race; Greg holds a commanding lead having secured maximum points from the first 4 races of 2007.
Leon Haslam is eager to achieve his first podium place finish this season saying, "I can't wait to get this weekend underway, Silverstone is one of my favourite circuits so I know I can get a good result there. I have had a tough start but, as I said after Thruxton, it is a long season ahead. I am not concerned by championship points at this stage; this time last year I had broken my ankle and I was on similar championship points to what I am on now, yet I still pulled it around to compete for the title. I am just focusing on this weekend and I am confident that I will be up there competing for podium places."
Former BSB champion and current championship leader Gregorio Lavilla said "Everything has been going well for me so far this season so I am looking forward to Silverstone. We know that the circuit does not suit the Ducati as much as some of our competitor's bikes but last year I took pole position and then came 2nd in both races, so we know we are capable of good results this weekend. I think this round will be more difficult than the first two, but the team will work hard to find good settings and tyres and then we will see how we get on throughout the weekend."
Round 3 of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship commences on Sunday April 29th.