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British Superbikes, Snetterton 17 June 2018

A good days racing but the highlight of the meeting for me was the second British Superbike race and that incredible drag to the finish between Josh Brookes, Leon Haslam and Jake Dixon, with Haslam completing the race double. The start finish line isn't my usual vantage point as action shots there are generally confined to boring side on panning shots. However on this occasion nothing could have been further from the truth witnessing one of the most exciting finishes I've seen for some time.

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Leon Haslam studies Josh Brookes and his McAMS Yamaha on the grid

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Josh Brookes, McAMS Yamaha flat out along the straight

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The last corner and Brookes leads Haslam and Dixon

Haslam gains on Brookes followed by Dixon

Haslam starts to gain on Brookes closely followed by Dixon

Haslam and Brookes collide

Haslam and Brookes collide on the drag to the line - Jake Dixon hidden behind Haslam

Haslam and Brookes collide

Knees and elbows come into play, with Josh Brookes eventually losing out to Haslam and Dixon.