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Mixed Fortunes for Leon Haslam at Oulton Park

Mixed Fortunes for Leon Haslam at Oulton Park

Round 3 – Oulton Park – April 19 – May 1
Qualifying: 2nd – 1m 34.200s
Race one: 1st – 28m 43.828s
Race two: DNF
Best race lap: 1m 34.793s – race two
Championship: 1st – 111 points

“Everything was going well after a good win in the first race then, well, that was a big crash in race two. I felt comfortable in the second race and I was making good progress catching up with James Ellison. Then I came out of Druids and was flat out in fourth gear, going about 150mph, I briefly saw James sit up but there was absolutely no time to react.”

“James pulled to the right when his bike cut out and that was it, I just ran straight into him, it’s one of the biggest crashes I’ve had in a long time. Thankfully, despite being pretty sore, I’m OK and nothing is broken. The air bag in my leathers went off straight away which made a massive difference to me walking away.”

“We’ve got a long break now until Knockhill and I think my team might need that time to rebuild my bike as it was totally destroyed – we were all lucky to walk away.” – Leon Haslam

Round 4 – 16th – 18th June Knockhill