Leon Haslam is taking nothing for granted ahead of the Bennetts British Superbike championship Showdown despite securing a dominant hat-trick of wins at Silverstone to take a commanding points lead.

The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider heads into the Showdown with a 45-point advantage over nearest rival Jake Dixon, the largest any rider has held going into the top six title fight since the introduction of the three-round finale, and is tipped as strong favourite to seal a maiden title ahead of his return to World Superbikes with the factory Kawasaki squad.

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But Haslam says he will only focus on a race-by-race approach starting next weekend at Oulton Park.

“It’s not over yet. Last year we had eight DNFs but we still went into the final round with a 30-point lead so I know anything can happen,” Haslam said. “This year has gone really well with no DNFs and the most wins I’ve ever had in a BSB season so I am just concentrating on myself as the team and my Kawasaki are working really well so we’ll take it race-by-race and see what we can do.”

Rating his overall campaign ahead of the BSB Showdown, Haslam accepts he’s in the best position along with two Showdown rounds hosted by circuits he’s dominated at in recent years.

“So far, so good,” he said. “At Oulton I have a good record with eight out of 11 wins there and we’ve had three out of four wins at Assen in BSB.

“But Brands Hatch I’ve never won at on a Kawasaki so I am hoping we can keep staying on it until Brands. Hopefully we don’t have to go to the final round at Brands wondering and I can have some fun and go for it. But it is BSB and I know it isn’t going to happen like that so right now I am concentrating race-by-race.”

Haslam has been almost flawless over the past three rounds with six wins from the past seven races, with his only miss being fourth place in race two at Thruxton, while he has not reached the podium in just three races across all 19 BSB races so far this year.



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