Leon Haslam says he's bitterly disappointed to fall off the pace in the MCE British Superbike title battle but is targeting a fightback over the final five races.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider looked to bounce back after missing out to Shane Byrne in race one and while aiming to reel in the Be Wiser Duati rider in the second race on lap 13 he crashed out at Redgate - his first racing fall of the year.

Haslam, who has slipped to 27 points behind Byrne after the opening round of the Showdown, is keen to make amends for his mistake at Assen.

"I'm gutted as our pace was really strong and the bike was working well," Haslam said. "Unfortunately that crash in race two has left us with a lot of work. It was our first racing crash of the year, it was my fault I just ran in a little too hot and down we went.

"It's disappointing to have crashed out, especially during the Showdown but there's still two rounds and five races to go so our aim is to head out and win as many races as possible."

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