British Superbike misery for Marham-based Visiontrack Kawasaki team on opening weekend of season
The Marham-based Visiontrack Kawasaki team endured a Sunday of struggle during the British Superbike Championship season opener at Silverstone.
Rider Leon Haslam did finish today's two races after an engine problem forced him out of yesterday's opener.
But 15th and 13th place finishes leaves him with just four points from the opening weekend.
A new engine was fitted to the bike overnight after Saturday's mechanical failure.
But, after starting 12th and running 11th for much of today's first 30 lap race, the former champion fell back to 15th in the closing stages.
Most of the damage was done at the start in race three, as Haslam slipped from a 10th place grid slot to 16th by the end of the first lap.
He recovered to 12th only to slip behind rookie Tom Neave with two laps to go.
The second meeting of the series is at Oulton Park in Cheshire in two weeks' time.