BSB Brands Hatch Indy, Race 2: Leon Haslam back to victory

The second race of British Superbike at Brands Hatch Indy took place on the wet track ans saw the comeback to victory of Leon Haslam. After finishing 4th in Race 1, Pocket Rocket defeated just before the chequered flag Glenn Irwin and Michael Laverty, who went to the podium after a spectacular wet race.

Leon Haslam was just behind Bradley Ray after the start, but the red flag exposed at the eighth lap due to the rain forced him to start it all again. At the restart everyone came to the grid with wet tyres with the only exception represented by Jason O’Halloran (who chose an intermediate rear tyre) and from the early stages Haslam was part of the front group, a group that was composed of many riders that crashed as the laps went by. Among those who fell we can mention Richard Cooper (who led the race during the very first laps) and Jake Dixon, who crashed because of the slippery track.

Leon Haslam did not make any mistake and, at the last lap of a very exciting race, he overtook Glenn Irwin with an amazing move at Surtees. So the JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki rider came back to the win in front of the 2017 Macau GP winner and Michael Laverty, who took his Tyco BMW to the third place after distancing Shane Byrne.

After winning Race 1, “Shakey” preferred not to take any risk on the wet track and this way he shortened the gap in the championship standings between him and Bradley Ray, who finished seventh and now has 10 points of advantage in the “Main Season” on the 6 times BSB Champion and 14 on Leon Haslam. Remarkable fifth place for Josh Brookes, who has finally come back in the front positions with his McAMS Yamaha and hopes for better results at the next round, which will take place Monday 7th May at Oulton Park.

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