Brands BSB: Haslam takes 2018 title as Irwin takes first win of 2018

Glenn Irwin picked up his first win of the season with Dixon and Mackenzie joining the Kawasaki bound rider on the podium, whilst Haslam brought his JG Speedfit Kawasaki in 6th giving him the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike championship.

From 2nd on the grid, Glenn Irwin took the holeshot into Paddock Hill Bend with Dixon slotting into second.

The championship leader Leon Haslam qualified poorly but got up into 7th place before being promoted to 5th after Richard Cooper slipped off his Suzuki at Druids.

Back at the front Irwin started to put light between himself and Dixon who found himself being challenged by Mackenzie and Andrew Irwin whilst Hickman sat comfortably in 5th.

Honda Racing’s weekend went from bad to worse with O’Halloran crashing out at Graham Hill Bend.

Andrew Irwin jumped up ahead of Dixon and into second and pushed on to catch his brother but ran into tyre issues putting the Irishman back behind Dixon. Whilst Dixon tried to catch race leader in order to keep his championship chances alive, Haslam was sat comfortably in 6th behind Smiths BMW Peter Hickman.

Glenn Irwin took the win, his first of 2018, with Dixon in 2nd and Mackenzie in 3rd. Andrew Irwin came home in 4th ahead of Hickman and the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Champion Leon Haslam.

Leon Haslam has taken an incredible 14 wins in 2018 along with 6 podium finishes.

Photo Credit: MHMotorsportPhoto

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