JG Speedfit Kawasaki has made an impressive start to the 2017 season thanks to a double race win by Leon Haslam at the opening round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Donington Park.

Leon, who is from the neighbouring county of Derbyshire, started race one in pole position but slipped back into second behind James Ellison and it wasn’t until the seventh lap that he could regain the lead. Teammate Luke Mossey and Australian Josh Brookes touched going in to the Old Hairpin in the opening lap and when Leon later made his move, Luke was close behind nudging his way into second place.

The pair maintained the lead for the remaining laps, with Leon crossing the finishing line 5.253 seconds ahead of Luke.

After securing a one-two finish the JG Speedfit Kawasaki team were in a jubilant mood going into race two. Leon in particular was feeling confident, having secured his first victory at his home circuit since 2006.

Once again, however, Brookes was pushing the pair all the way, and after claiming the fastest lap in race one he started race two in pole followed by Leon in second and Michael Laverty in third. Luke moved into third behind Leon early on but was overtaken by Laverty on lap three. Laverty was later forced to retire with a technical problem.

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