Leon Haslam was left frustrated after being unable to fully capitalise on his first World Superbike front row start since 2012 at his home round of Donington Park.

Beginning second in both races, Haslam was confident of a return to the podium on his local circuit, but would get shuffled down the order on a day when PATA Honda generally struggled for race form.

Finishing eighth and seventh in the two races, Haslam was disappointed with the results and though it maintains his consistent record of finishing all but one race inside the top ten, he did expect more.

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"I was happy with qualifying in the wet but the races have not been good at all. Finishing eighth and seventh is only slightly offset by the fact that Jonathan had the same problems this weekend.

"In race two I caught up in some carnage with a couple of incidents at the hairpin and ended up dropping from third to about twelfth. That finished the afternoon for me, really, which is disappointing at my home round.

"Looking at the times we were doing, they're not far off what I was doing two or three years ago. It's been frustrating, of course, but I have a lot of faith and confidence in the team and Malaysia is a new track for everyone, so I'm looking forward to the next round."