BSB Snetterton, Race 2: Leon Haslam makes the double after crazy final fight

Snetterton 300 hosted wonderful racing in BSB Race 2 and finally the win went to Leon Haslam, who managed to beat Jake Dixon and Joshua Brookes by a few milliseconds. The JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki rider and Brookes elbowed each other just before the finish line and this helped Dixon in beating Brookes for second place. One more zero, instead, for Bradley Ray, who crashed together with Glenn Irwin.

Haslam didn’t push too hard in the first part of the race and he took the lead just at the second-last lap, when he overtook Brookes. Haslam then started duelling with MCAMS Yamaha Aussie (back to his usual level after a tough start of the season) and this helped Dixon in turning the duo into a trio. The end was one to remember: Brookes tried to overtake Haslam on the inside and the pair came to the finish line with elbows open, situation that nearly helped Dixon. Finally, Pocket Rocket won with just 40 milliseconds of advantage on Dixon and Brookes had to content with 3rd place by just 129 milliseconds.

Leon Haslam had never won at Snetterton 300 before and this win, the fifth in a row in this season, makes him increase his advantage in championship standings: 64 points more than Bradley Ray, 67 more than injured Shane Byrne. Behind the front trio, Dan Linfoot completed his comeback weekend with a 4th-place finish, followed by Danny Buchan and Senior TT winner Peter Hickman. The next 2018 BSB race day will be hosted at Knockhill (Scotland) on 8th July.

2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship 2018
Snetterton 300
Race 2 Classification

01- Leon Haslam – JG Speedfit Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – 16 laps
02- Jake Dixon – RAF Regular & Reserves – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 0.040
03- Josh Brookes – McAMS Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 0.129
04- Dan Linfoot – Honda Racing – Honda CBR 1000RR – + 11.425
05- Danny Buchan – FS-3 Racing Kawasaki – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 12.268
06- Peter Hickman – Smiths Racing – BMW S1000RR – + 12.432
07- Richard Cooper – Buildbase Suzuki – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – + 14.733
08- Christian Iddon – Tyco BMW Motorrad – BMW S1000RR – + 14.911
09- Michael Laverty – Tyco BMW Motorrad – BMW S1000RR – + 15.733
10- Andrew Irwin – Be Wiser Ducati – Ducati Panigale R – + 27.365
11- Gino Rea – OMG Racing UK LTD – Suzuki GSX-R 1000 – + 35.370
12- Taylor Mackenzie – Moto Rapido Ducati – Ducati Panigale R – + 37.539
13- Mason Law – Team WD-40 – Kawasaki ZX-10RR – + 37.832
14- Sylvain Barrier – Smiths Racing – BMW S1000RR – + 41.018
15- Shaun Winfield – Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha – Yamaha YZF R1 – + 1’18.392

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