Carole Nash
Content Writer
Published: 4th April 2017

We’re pleased to announce that motorbike racing legend ‘Rocket’ Ron Haslam has renewed his contract with us. Ron is one of the true greats of the sport, with a career that’s spanned thirty years. His accomplishments include winning three world titles, four British championships and being MCN Man Of The Year 1981. In addition to helping his son Leon with his racing career, Ron also runs the Honda Ron Haslam Race School, where he helps to train new riders.

 

Ron started racing in 1972 by riding a 750cc Norton Commando. Under the sponsorship of Halifax car dealer Mal Carter, Ron raced on the British short circuits. Eventually, he moved over to Honda Britain. In 1975, Ron was the runner-up in the 750 British championship. He won four British titles between 1979 and 1984. These were the 1979 British TT Formula One, the 1981 MCN British Streetbike, 1982 British TT Formula One and 1984 ITV World of Sport Superbike series.

 

In 1977, Ron debuted in the Grand Prix and over an eight year period had 61 top ten finishes. His later years were focused on helping his son Leon with his career. Leon has gone onto become very successful and followed in his father’s footsteps.

 

Ron founded the Ron Haslam Race School with his wife Ann at Donington Park. The school has regular track days and experiences for people of all ages and abilities. There are a variety of Hondas to ride, ranging from a CBR125 to a CBR1000 Fireblade. A number of famous faces have been attracted to the school over the years, including Carl Cox, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy and Prince Andrew.

 

The school has been running for twenty years and the courses are designed to make you a safe rider. Carole Nash is a longstanding supporter of the school and we wish Ron all the best for 2017.