Lombok WorldSBK: Haslam’s physical form to be reviewed
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Leon Haslam is ready for his final WorldSBK round in HRC colors on the Mandalika Street International Circuit in Lombok this weekend.
While the Briton is thrilled to end the season at a brand new venue, his recent shoulder surgery leaves a question mark over his fitness. Haslam will be examined by the Championship medical team after Friday’s FP1 session – which will hit the new 4.3km asphalt at 3am UK time – before a decision on his full participation in the weekend .
KRT’s Alex Lowes and BMW’s Tom Sykes will also be screened after Friday’s opening practice – Lowes for his ongoing wrist issues, which he also had recent surgery for, and Sykes for his concussion in Barcelona .
“I’m really looking forward to being in Indonesia for a number of reasons,” Haslam said ahead of the last race weekend. “First of all, it’s a new track for everyone, which makes it exciting.
“It’s also the last round of the championship of course, as well as my last event with Honda. The new circuit looks like a fantastic place so hopefully we can all enjoy it, and from what I’ve seen I think the Honda might just be going there too, around a smoother layout.
“I recently had shoulder surgery so I’m crossing my fingers I’m in good shape because it would be really nice to say goodbye to 2021 in a positive way, ending the season on a high.”