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Leon Haslam has reduced the MCE British Superbike championship deficit to ten points on Shane Byrne and crucially just five Podium Points despite falling in race two at Cadwell Park.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki maintained his record of winning at least one race at every Cadwell Park BSB round he’s contested with an impressive charge to the front in the opener, but starting eighth on the race two grid the former World Superbike star found it trickier to cut through the field in the intensely competitive top order.

Having jumped up to fifth at the midway stage, Haslam tipped off at Park corner on lap 13 while trying to pass former team-mate Peter Hickman which the factory Kawasaki rider blamed on a gearbox issue.

Despite a disappointing fall, Haslam leaves Cadwell Park just five Podium Points behind Byrne, and ten off the overall points lead, with the Showdown coming into play after the next round triple-header at Silverstone.

“The weekend started off well with a win in race one which closed the gap in the championship,” Haslam said. “It was a good race and everything went well although it wasn't easy as I knew there were plenty of us going for the win. It's been a long time since I was on the top step so it was great to be back there.

“Race two was a little different as I was eighth on the grid so we had to work our way through the pack. It was tough going as I was having problems with back shifting on the gearbox which, in the end, caused the crash. The positives are that we've still gained points in the Championship and some vital podium credits.”