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Leon Haslam - 2005 Rider Profile
 
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Leon Haslam - 2004 Rider Profile


2004 Rider Profiles | 2005 Rider Profiles
Leon Haslam and James Haydon
  • Date of Birth: 31 May 1983
  • Place of Birth: England
  • Home Town: Smalley, Derbyshire
  • Marital status: Single
  • Height: 5'7
  • Weight: 70kg
  • Nickname: Pocket Rocket
  • Hair Colour: Brown
  • Eye Colour: Blue/green
  • Hobbies: Golf, Football, Motocross, Snow boarding
  • Favourite Food: Fajitas
  • Favourite Drink: Banana milkshake
  • Own Car: Ranger Thunder Ford
  • Own Motorcycle: 999 Ducati
  • First Road Race: Brands Hatch 1997
  • First Win: Silverstone 1998
  • Favourite Circuits: Phillip Island
  • Most successful season: 2004
  • Best Moments: Win at Brands Hatch in BSB 2004 and first win on a CB500 at the British Grand Prix 1997
  • Ambition: Moto GP World Champion
  • Likes: People who are honest and straight
  • Dislikes: People who lie and are two faced
  • Favourite all time riders: Valentino Rossi, Ron Haslam, and Freddie Spencer
  • Most respected rival: Jeremy McWilliams
  • Helmet: Arai
  • Leathers: Dainese
  • Boots: Dainese
  • Gloves: Dainese
  • Sports Hero from other sport: Eric Cantona
  • Aims for this season 2005: Win BSB championship
  • Favourite Race in your career: Win at Donington GP 1997 on a CB500 Thoughts on British Super bikes: "It's going to be a really tough season and it's the best championship in the world".
  • li>1995: National Young Motorcross Champion
  • 1997: Scooter Champion at age of 14
  • 1998: Young Rider of the Year Award- MCN Magazine
  • 1999: Winner Under 23 British Championship
  • 2001: Youngest ever rider to compete in 500cc World Championship
  • 2002: 7th in Portugal in debut season in 250cc GP class
  • 2003: 12th in British Superbikes Championship
  • 2004: Winner of BSB Race at Brands Hatch and named 'Rookie of the Year'
  • 1995: At 12 years old, Leon claims his first British title- National Young Motocross Champion.
  • 1996: He becomes the Motocross champion again but after two bad falls he decides to move to Road Racing.
  • 1997: At the age of 14, the only class Leon could compete in was the Scooter Championships where he won 7 races out of nine, winning the Championship.
  • 1998: Leon moved into the British Super Cup on RS125 Honda and broke many records including the youngest ever rider to win a British Race, which earned him the 'Young Rider of the Year award' from MCN Magazine.
  • 1999: Leon's second year in the British 125cc class was another great season, winning the under 23 British Championship, coming 4th in the Spanish Championship and making his World Championship debut.
  • 2000: Following in his father's footsteps, Leon debuts in the Grand Prix 125cc class with GP newcomers Italjet Racing- the first British rider in 125 GP's since Darren Barton in 1996. He eventually finished 17th having had a hard learning year with three 1st places, four pole positions and four fastest laps.
  • 2001: Leon signs up with the GP Shell Advance 500cc team and is the youngest ever rider to compete in the 500cc World Championship.
  • 2002: Staying in Grand Prix on a 250cc with Cibartel Honda team, he finishes 19th in the world with a fantastic 7th position in Portugal - mastering another class of racing.
  • 2003: Leon returns to the UK with the Renegade Ducati team in the Supersport 600 where a 2nd position at Knockhill earned him a British Superbike ride for the second half of the season. He only competed in six rounds in each championship and finished 13th in both. He also competed in three World Superbike rounds, never once finishing outside the top 7.
  • 2004: Leon competes a full season in the World Superbike Championship with Renegade Ducati. He achieves his first podium in Germany and wins the BSB at Brands Hatch in the British Round. He finished 8th overall in the Championship and was awarded Rookie of the Year 2004.