Leon Haslam didn't have a very good time it during yesterday's World Superbike Superpole session at Miller Motorsports Park with a puncture adding to problems caused by his S1000RR's electronics combining to see the Derbyshire man qualify in a lowly 13th place.
Haslam struggled with the electronics, which you could hear cutting power everywhere in Superpole, in all the session yesterday but managed to put together a good run on race tyres but the problems returned in Superpole and he was only able to get one flying lap on the qualifying tyre which just wasn't enough.
“Everything that possibly can go wrong this weekend has. From the first session on we were struggling with the electronics package but this morning the bike felt good. We just used a harder race tyre and did a good race run," said Haslam.
"I was not far off the pace, which was good. In the free practice we were struggling again with the electronics, and then in Superpole 1 I had the puncture so it was one thing after another. We then went for the qualifying tyre, but had some issues again, and that was kind of the first flying lap I had all day."