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BSB: Leon Haslam and Josh Brookes collide at finish as Kawasaki rider takes double

Haslam and Brookes collide at finish as Kawasaki rider takes double

17/06/2018 at 13:40Updated 17/06/2018 at 17:29

Leon Haslam and Josh Brookes collided just yards from the finish as the Kawasaki rider clung on to take victory in Race 2 by 0.04 seconds.

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The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider extended his championship lead and was aided by a crash between Glenn Irwin and Brad Ray who were challenging in third and fourth on lap 10.

Haslam had to hold off a determined Brookes in a dramatic final lap as the pair came together just yards from the finish, which allowed Jake Dixon to sneak into second.

It means the 35-year-old now has a 64-point lead over Brad Ray at the top of the rider standings.

Race 1: Haslam breaks his duck

Leon Haslam clinched his first ever victory at Snetterton in an action-packed Race 1.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider benefited from Brad Ray (Buildbase Suzuki) – who started on pole and led until lap 10 – crashing out and made his decisive move to pass Glenn Irwin (BeWiser Ducati) two laps from the end.

Video - Andy Irwin takes out three riders after braking too late

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Irwin’s younger brother, Andy, who was riding in his first BSB race in place of the injured champion Shakey Byrne, caused a crash on the first lap that led to a safety car being deployed before the racing stepped up another gear in the final few laps.

Video - 'What a move!' - Dixon passes Brookes to snatch third on final corners

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First, Luke Mossey, Haslam's team-mate, seemed to lose his brakes and crashed out, before Jake Dixon and Josh Brookes swapped passes, with the former finally taking third, behind Haslam and Irwin.

Video - Haslam delighted with first ever win at Snetterton

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