Haslam does the double at Donington

Chris
By Chris Newble
ChrisNewble Obsessed with two smokes, riding gear and racing. Strong believer in the fact you can never have too many motorcycles
BSB race 2 Donington Park 2017

JG Speedfit’s Leon Haslam secured victory in the second race of the afternoon at a sunny Donington Park from former champion, Josh Brookes. 

Increased track temperatures for race two saw Brookes and Haslam pull away from the rest of the pack, leaving Glenn Irwin, Christian Iddon and Luke Mossey to fight it out for the final step on the podium. 

A great battle between the three riders saw Irwin aboard the sole Paul Bird Motorsport Ducati clinch third position with two laps to go, with Iddon finishing fourth and Mossey fifth. 

After a positive start McAMS Yamaha’s James Ellison dropped off the pace towards the end of the race finishing a credible sixth on his new machine, ahead of Bennetts Suzuki’s Sylvain Guintoli. 

Peter Hickman, Davide Giuliano and Jason O’Halloran rounded out the top ten. 

Haslam said after the race: “I made a big mistake early in the race and Josh made a gap on me. I had to push harder than I wanted to in order to catch him up, but luckily Josh’s tyres dropped off and I managed to catch him.” 

“Last year was a learning curve for me after returning from World Superbikes. This year I know what to expect at each round and I’m looking forward to heading to Brands.”

The BSB paddock now moves onto Brands Hatch in two weeks’ time, 15th-17th April.  

 

1 91 Leon HASLAM GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 20 29:58.902 99.47 1:29.085 11
2 25 Josh BROOKES AUS Yamaha - Anvil Hire TAG Racing 20 2.716 30:01.618 2.716 99.32 1:29.255 9
3 2 Glenn IRWIN GBR Ducati - Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team 20 9.535 30:08.437 6.819 98.95 1:29.798 19
4 24 Christian IDDON GBR BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 20 9.849 30:08.751 0.314 98.93 1:29.764 4
5 12 Luke MOSSEY GBR Kawasaki - JG Speedfit Kawasaki 20 10.193 30:09.095 0.344 98.91 1:29.726 4
6 77 James ELLISON GBR Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 20 12.287 30:11.189 2.094 98.80 1:29.105 4
7 50 Sylvain GUINTOLI FRA Suzuki - Bennetts Suzuki 20 16.339 30:15.241 4.052 98.58 1:30.103 3
8 60 Peter HICKMAN GBR BMW - Smiths Racing 20 18.093 30:16.995 1.754 98.48 1:29.851 5
9 34 Davide GIUGLIANO ITA BMW - Tyco BMW Motorrad 20 20.627 30:19.529 2.534 98.35 1:30.012 7
10 22 Jason O'HALLORAN GBR Honda - Honda Racing 20 21.291 30:20.193 0.664 98.31 1:30.053 10
11 46 Tommy BRIDEWELL GBR Kawasaki - Team WD-40 20 29.051 30:27.953 7.760 97.89 1:30.240 9
12 4 Dan LINFOOT GBR Honda - Honda Racing 20 29.277 30:28.179 0.226 97.88 1:30.163 3
13 21 John HOPKINS USA Ducati - Moto Rapido 20 31.783 30:30.685 2.506 97.75 1:30.086 4
14 28 Bradley RAY GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki 20 32.007 30:30.909 0.224 97.73 1:30.614 7
15 96 Jakub SMRZ CZE BMW - Lloyd & Jones PR Racing BMW 20 35.703 30:34.605 3.696 97.54 1:30.540 6
16 5 James WESTMORELAND GBR Kawasaki - Gearlink Kawasaki 20 1:06.584 31:05.486 30.881 95.92 1:31.876 4
17 33 Michael DUNLOP GBR Suzuki - Buildbase Suzuki 20 1:10.510 31:09.412 3.926 95.72 1:32.255 9
18 8 Shaun WINFIELD GBR Yamaha - Anvil Hire TAG Racing 20 1:15.477 31:14.379 4.967 95.47 1:31.040 4
DNF 27 Jake DIXON GBR 12:14.444 12 Laps Kawasaki - RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki 8 12 Laps 97.35 1:30.064 7
DNF 6 Taylor MACKENZIE GBR 9:09.916 2 Laps Suzuki - Bennetts Suzuki 6 14 Laps 97.45 1:30.340 3
DNF 64 Aaron ZANOTTI GBR 7:54.131 1 Lap Yamaha - Platform Hire Yamaha 5 15 Laps 94.14 1:32.635 2
DNF 7 Michael LAVERTY GBR 4:36.941 2 Laps Yamaha - McAMS Yamaha 3 17 Laps 96.50 1:29.961 2
DNF 3 Billy McCONNELL AUS 3:08.098 1 Lap Kawasaki - Quattro Plant FS-3 Racing Kawasaki 2 18 Laps 94.48 1:31.098 2

 

 

 
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