Haslam tests Honda

Leon Haslam tested Honda machinery for the first time in three years in a World Superbike shakedown test at Assen last week.

Haslam, 29, raced with the Honda WSBK team in 2008 and 2009 before a year at Suzuki then two at BMW.

He returns to the Japanese manufacturer to partner fellow Briton Jonathan Rea next season on the CBR1000RR Fireblade.

No lap-times were made available as the 2010 runner-up became acquainted with the bike.

He and Rea will participate in two tests in Spain next month before a six-week testing ban comes into force on December 1.