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Leon Haslam - 2006 Rider Profile


2006 Rider Profiles
Leon Haslam
  • Place of Birth: England
  • Date of Birth: 31st May 1983
  • Hometown: 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
  • Favorite Food: Fajitas
  • Favorite Drink: Banana milkshake
  • Own car: Ranger Thunder Ford
  • Own bike: 999 Ducati
  • First Race: Brands Hatch 1997
  • First Win: Silverstone 1998
  • Favorite Circuit: Silverstone, Cadwell Park
  • Best Season: 2005
  • Favorite Race: BSB 2005 - Oulton Park when I had to start from the pit lane
  • Sports Hero from other sport: Eric Cantona
  • Ambition: To win BSB in 06 and to be MotoGP Champion
  • Like: People who are honest and straight
  • Dislikes: People who lie and are two faced
  • Favorite Rider: Valentino Rossi, Ron Haslam, Freddie Spencer
  • Most respected rival: Jeremy McWilliams
  • Helmet: Arai
  • Leathers: Arlen Ness
  • Boots: Dainese
  • Gloves: Arlen Ness
  • Aims for this season: Win BSB championship
  • Thoughts on British Superbikes: "It's going to be a really tough season and it's the best championship in the world".
  • Career Highlights

  • 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
  • 2005: 4th in British Superbike Championship