Haslam himself started from twelfth on the grid after electronics gremlins hampered Saturday’s Superpole two and the 30-year-old British rider suffered further engine management problems which restricted him to eleventh place at the end of the 26-lap race, and lost out to a place inside the top ten to temporary team-mate Michel Fabrizio, who’s standing in for the injured Jonathan Rea.
“It’s been another frustrating race day and I was more than a second a lap slower than the times I was doing Saturday. I had a lot of traction control problems and not so much grip from the rear,” said Haslam.
“I was also suffering a little from the affects of Saturday’s crash, but it’s definitely not what we were looking for. My pace on Saturday was good for top four or five but I wasn’t close to that, so it’s not been good.”
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