BSB Snetterton, Race 1: Bradley Ray fails, Leon Haslam wins

Leon Haslam seems really unstoppable in this 2018 season. After the double scored at Oulton Park, ‘Pocket Rocket‘ took his fourth win in a row and in 2018 at Snetterton 300. The JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki rider had a bad start, but he was able to recover lap after lap and finally he won thanks to the mistake of Bradley Ray. The young BSB rising star crashed out at tenth lap while leading the race and this brought victory to the hands of Haslam.

2010 World Superbike runner-up overtook Danny Buchan, Jake Dixon and Josh Brookes and finally he passed also Glenn Irwin. This way Haslam triumphed for the 35th time in BSB and for the first time at Snetterton 300, as he crossed the line earlier than Glenn Irwin. The latter will start Race 2 from pole position, since he performed the fastest lap in Race 1. Behind him, Jake Dixon ranked third after a wonderful overtake on Josh Brookes at Coram. Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) scored convincing 5th place, followed by Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) and Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW).

It was a troubled debut for Andrew Irwin: Glenn’s brother, at Snetterton to replace Shane Byrne in Be Wiser PBM Ducati, crashed at Justin Wilson (ex-Montreal) and involved also Michael Laverty and Honda Racing UK pair Dan Linfoot-Jason O’Halloran. The latter is still recovering from right ankle injury and he was immediately taken to Medical Centre for further examination.

To be remarked, Carl Phillips didn’t contest Race 1 and he will miss also Race 2. Why? Because he left Gearlink Kawasaki after QP…

2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship 2018
Snetterton 300
Race 1 Classification

01- Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – 16 laps
02- Glenn Irwin – Be Wiser Ducati – Ducati Panigale R – + 0.407
03- Jake Dixon – RAF Regular & Reserves – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 1.727
04- Josh Brookes – McAMS Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 1.878
05- Danny Buchan – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 9.220
06- Tarran Mackenzie – McAMS Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 10.264
07- Peter Hickman – Smiths Racing – BMW S1000RR – + 10.458
08- James Ellison – Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 12.296
09- Christian Iddon – Tyco BMW Motorrad – BMW S1000RR – + 20.503
10- Richard Cooper – Buildbase Suzuki – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – + 25.097
11- Taylor Mackenzie – Moto Rapido Ducati – Ducati Panigale R – + 31.227
12- Mason Law – Team WD-40 – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 31.680
13- Sylvain Barrier – Smiths Racing – BMW S1000RR – + 32.984
14- Gino Rea – OMG Racing UK LTD – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – + 33.967
15- Shaun Winfield – Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 1’06.404
16- Aaron Zanotti – Team 64 – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 1’28.204

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