Closest WorldSBK finish ever to premiere on social channels

Wednesday, 1 July 2020 07:15 GMT

Leon Haslam’s incredible victory over Michel Fabrizio from Race 1 at Phillip Island in 2010 to be shown on WorldSBK’s YouTube and Facebook channels

The closest ever finish in MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship history will be available to watch on WorldSBK’s Facebook and YouTube channels on Thursday at 2pm CET. Race 1 from Phillip Island in 2010 opened the season with a sensational race; Leon Haslam (now Team HRC) crossing the line just 0.004s from Michel Fabrizio, setting up a fantastic season of racing to start the new decade.

The pair started first and second from the grid and Haslam was able to lead every lap of the race despite being under immense pressure from Fabrizio and Noriyuki Haga. Haga had started from 10th place but a mega opening lap meant he climbed up to third. The trio pulled away from the rest of field, claiming the podium spots over 10 seconds clear of Jonathan Rea (now Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK).

Previously premiered classic races can be found on this YouTube playlist featuring races such as Hockenheim 1996 Race 2 where Carl Fogarty claimed his first Honda victory plus Fogarty taking a sensational victory against teammate Troy Corser from Misano 1999 can be found on our YouTube channel.

The incredible racing does not just stop there as Pierfrancesco Chili’s stunning comeback from Misano 2004 is also available to watch, plus Jordi Torres (now MIE Racing Althea Honda Team) claiming a dramatic last-corner win against Jonathan Rea from Losail 2015. Whether you want a modern classic or a race from earlier in the Championship’s history, there is plenty of choice on our YouTube channel!