Brands BSB: 32-point advantage ‘a weight off shoulders’ for Haslam

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JG Speedfit Kawasaki’s Leon Haslam goes into this weekend’s MCE British Superbike finale with a 32-point cushion over Josh Brookes who is, in turn, one point ahead of reigning champion Shane Byrne with 75 left on the table at Brands Hatch.

Haslam is very much in control of his own destiny at the Kent track and can afford to play the margins whereas both Brookes and Byrne are both looking for three wins out of three in order to make their championships tallies two and six respectively.

“Brands Hatch is three races so it was always going to go down to the final. It is a circuit that both Josh and Shane go well at, Josh got the lap record mid-season and Shakey won both races, so for me to go in with a point advantage is a big weight off my shoulders, however finishing second or third to them isn’t easy either,” said Haslam.

“I am super excited for the weekend because in the Showdown it is a case of so far so good for us. I felt like to be honest we should have won all four races so far and I have to approach this weekend as any other. It is all to play for and we need to attack like we always do. We need three solid results because it can all still change.

“Brands Hatch has an unbelievable atmosphere – on those last few races there are going to be some big moves being made, I really can’t wait to get started.”

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