International motorcycle racing has kicked off for 2010 with the Australian round of the World Superbike Championship.
The opening round this weekend saw Britain’s Leon Haslam claim his first international race win after a career including GP and British Superbike campaigns.
His maiden World Superbike win came in a photo finish with four thousandths of a second between him and second placed Michele Fabrizio. Noriyuki Haga finished third.
The second World Superbike race saw Haslam denied by Spanish veteran Carlos Checa, with Michele Fabrizio third.
This means that Haslam leads the WSB championship on the Alstare Suzuki. And British fans had another reason to celebrate as Eugene Laverty took a commanding win in World Supersport by 4.359 seconds from Joan Lascorz and Kenan Sofuoglu.
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There’s still some time before the MotoGP season kicks off on April 11th at the Losail circuit in Qatar, but pre-season testing has been dominated by the legendary Valentino Rossi, who has posted a lap record at the most recent test at Sepang in Malaysia last week.