Leon Haslam tops one-team podium in British Superbike opener

Haslam tops one-team podium in British Superbike opener

11/09/2016 at 12:41Updated 11/09/2016 at 12:57

Leon Haslam emerged victorious in the opening British Superbike Championship race Oulton Park on Saturday.

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It was a one-team race, with the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team completely dominating the podium with James Ellison in second place ahead of Peter Hickman.

Haslam took the lead ahead of Ellison, who led after usurping Shane Byrne in the early stages, in the ninth lap.

Tommy Bridewell crashed out heavily, early on and though he was able to get to his feet, he is out of Showdown contention.

Christian Iddon also crashed out at Brittens on the ninth lap leaving him 35 points off sixth place in the standings with a maximum of 50 available in the two races on Sunday. Glenn Irwin also saw himself out of contention after a crash in the ninth lap.

British Superbike Championship, Oulton Park, race one results:

Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki)

James Ellison (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +4.536s

Peter Hickman (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) +7.761s

Jason O'Halloran (Honda Racing) +8.016s

Dan Linfoot (Honda Racing) +9.902s

Richard Cooper (Buildbase BMW) +10.261s

Luke Mossey (Quattro Plant Teccare Kawasaki) +13.711s

Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW) +16.299s

Shane Byrne (Be Wiser Ducati) +16.380s

Lee Jackson (Buildbase BMW) +19.318s