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Leon Haslam holds off Shane Byrne to win race one at Oulton Park

Haslam holds off Byrne to win race one at Oulton Park

01/05/2017 at 12:51Updated 01/05/2017 at 14:46

Leon Haslam continued Kawasaki’s clean sweep in 2017, scooping his third British Superbike win of the season after controlling race one at Oulton Park.

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The championship leader pulled away from Ducati’s Shane Byrne in the closing stages, with team-mate Luke Mossey trailing home in third.

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Video - Haslam secures third win of season in race one at Oulton Park


Jason O'Halloran, Peter Hickman, James Ellison, Josh Brookes, Christian Iddon, Glenn Irwin and Jake Dixon completed the top 10.

Haslam moves onto 111 points in the overall standings, with Mossey (97) and Iddon (73) his closest challengers. Five-time champion Byrne is eighth on 33 points.

Video - Irwin survives huge wobble at Oulton Park


The race was brewing into a battle between Haslam and Byrne, but it failed to spark as the Ducati man settled for second ahead of race two.

Byrne’s team-mate Glenn Irwin avoided an accident after stabilising a huge wobble on lap 12 as the race passed without major incident.