Double race win and Championship lead for Haslam


Round Three of the British Superbike Championship took place at the Cheshire venue of Oulton Park this Bank Holiday weekend under blue skies and in incredibly hot conditions. The large crowd were treated to a day of fabulous racing, none more so than in the hotly contested Superbike class.

After a turbulent start to the season, with tyre issues, inclement weather and many new riders to the class all trying to find their feet, it was a refreshing weekend which provided a level platform for riders to show what they were capable of. JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider, Leon Haslam was in dominant form all weekend, none more so that in both races which he won in triumphant style. This 50 point haul moves Haslam to the top of the Championship both in terms of overall points, but also in the all important podium credits. Also scoring a double podium finish was RAF Reserves Kawasaki rider, Jake Dixon who shadowed Haslam superbly in both races and moved himself into the top Six in the table.

The Supersport class is quickly turning into a battle between Gearlink Kawasaki rider, Ben Currie and Jack Kennedy. Swapping wins throughout the first Three rounds, Currie had to settle for a brace of second places at Oulton Park. However, he now goes into the break in a healthy position to attack during the second half of the season after a quick break to see his family back in Australia! Team mate James Westmoreland struggled to adapt back to the 600cc machine in the first couple of rounds, but managed to turn it around this weekend achieving two top five positions and making his mark in the class he has twice finished runner-up in.

The British Superbike series now has an extended break and will return to Snetterton on 13-15 June. The JG Speedfit Kawasaki team turn their attention to the roads as James Hillier will compete in the Northwest 200 and Isle of Man TT.

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