3/3: HASLAM'S HAT-TRICK
Taking the triple, Leon Haslam grabs the top spot at the Silverstone British Superbikes.
The first attempt of Race Three was red flagged after JG Speedfit rider, Luke Mossey, crashed and left the track in the ambulance. But it was to the despair of Jason O’Halloran who got a flyer off of the line and lead the race. Peter Hickman’s luck juxtaposed the luck of O’Halloran, as after his bike troubles in Race Two, Hickman’s woes weren’t still completely fixed and he started the race from pit lane.
The second attempt of the race saw all riders start from their set grid positions, including Hickman. Once again, O’Halloran rocketed from the front row, but, his stint at the front was short lived as he was passed by Australian, Josh Brookes. O’Halloran dropped back to fourth at the end of the lap and Haslam and Iddon were promoted to second and third. But, Iddon’s determination didn’t correlate with his luck as he ran off track and re-joined further down the pack. This helped Tarran Mackenzie, Jake Dixon and Glenn Irwin come into contention for the win and forced a five way scrap at the front.
Mackenzie looked the most likely for the win as he overtook Haslam going into Copse on the last lap. Haslam tried to repay the Scotsman but ran wide, yet did successfully squeeze past him before the line.
Hickman secured his place in the showdown, despite nursing his bike home to nineteenth