Leon Haslam on pole after Donington qualifying cancelled

Haslam on pole after Donington qualifying cancelled

01/04/2017 at 16:58Updated 01/04/2017 at 18:13

Leon Haslam will be on pole position for the first race of the British Superbikes season after qualifying at Donington was cancelled due to an oil spill on Saturday.

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A blow-up in the TriOptions Cup left a huge spill on the track and the heavy cleaning required meant it would not be safe to race on for the rest of the day.

This resulted in Haslam staring on pole for Sunday's first race, with the combined free practice qualifying times used to decide the order, ahead of Kawasaki team-mate Luke Mossey.

The 2015 champion Josh Brookes completes the front row with Peter Hickman fourth and Shane Byrne, last season's champion, in fifth.