His testing schedule has been the envy of some of his rivals, while his speed over one lap, and at race pace, has been satisfyingly competitive.
Said Leon, "We've had a pretty solid test schedule since I joined the Alstare Suzuki Team seven weeks ago and I believe we're on course to be at the front next year."
"I am really happy with the way things are going and I had another two days with the boys in the team last week. I have been happy with the consistency we had at the last test. I did three 1'34.0 laps of Valencia, which is very pleasing. I'm about a second a lap faster than I was in the races at Valencia this year and I finished fifth in both races, so I have to be optimistic about my chances."