Haslam reaches 200th WSBK race

Haslam started his racing in WSBK’s in 2003 at Brands hatch and has 36 podium finishes and won four races.

In a chat with worldsbk.com, Haslam said that he was looking forward to the facing in the USA.

"Racing in the USA is always special and it marks the start of the final sprint in the championship," Haslam says. 

"I'm confident both the characteristics of the track and the weather conditions will suit the Aprilia. 

"After three weekends off, I'm looking forward to working again with the mechanics and getting back in action," he added.

Unlike Haslam his team-mate Jordi Torres has never raced at Laguna Seca but can't wait to try out the legendary track.

"We now to Laguna Seca – a legendary circuit – and I'm really happy to be racing there," said the Spaniard. 

"We'll have to be quick at learning it. It's a very 'busy' track, with a lot of corners in quick succession, and I think that could be good for my riding style. 

"I've used the break since Misano to work on my physical training in the gym, thinking especially about riding through The Corkscrew for the first time," he added.

In the WSBK standings Haslam is in third place on 226 points while Torres sits in fifth place with 140 points. 

Leading the pack is Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea on 375 points followed in second place by team-mate Tom Sykes with 242 points.