After parting ways with Loris Cresson, the Pedercini Kawasaki team competed with different riders in the Superbike World Championship. Leon Haslam proved at Donington Park that a team can get points with a faster driver.
14 racers in 2022 The Superbike World Championship will feature a factory machine, as well as three fast Kawasaki teams from Ducati and Pucetti: that makes 18 contenders that are difficult for privateer teams like Pedercini to beat, with points awarded from 15th place.
With the start of the World Cup in Aragon, everything fell into place Disagreements between Pedercini’s team and its original regular driver, Loris Cresson. Since then, the team from Northern Italy has competed with different drivers. Leon Haslam took part in Assen, Isaac Vinales at Estoril and Alessandro Delbianco at his home race at Misano.
Haslam was the only points scorer: 13th in the second main race at Assen. He scored another championship point in the first race last weekend at Donington Park; was 13th in the sprint race and in the second main race he failed.
“It was a tough weekend,” lamented Haslam. “We lost momentum and hit the brakes. Nice to be able to salvage a point in the first race after a mistake in the first half…