British Superbikes news - Leon Haslam clinches maiden BSB title at Brands Hatch
Leon Haslam won his maiden British Superbikes title at Brands Hatch after finishing sixth in Race 1 on Saturday.
The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider clinched the Championship at the first attempt on the final Showdown weekend, after rival Jake Dixon failed to take a victory that would have taken the battle into Sunday.
Ducati’s Glenn Irwin took his first victory of the season, ahead of Dixon, with Tarran Mackenzie completing the podium.
But the day belonged to Haslam who rode within himself after starting eighth on the grid, and coasted home in the knowledge the title was his due to his unassailable 51-point lead.
Races 2 and 3 will be at 12.45 and 4pm on Sunday, where the remainder of the top six will be decided.