Leon Haslam secures World Superbike victory in Australia

Leon Haslam
Leon Haslam competed in a World Superbike race just three weeks after breaking his left leg in 2013

England's Leon Haslam claimed his first victory in five years as he won the second race of the World Superbike series at Phillip Island in Australia.

Northern Ireland's Jonathan Rea took the opening race for Kawasaki but was second to the Aprilia rider in race two, as Haslam won for the first time since South Africa in 2010.

Wales' Chaz Davies was third in both races for Ducati.

Troy Bayliss, 45, was 13th in race one, in his first appearance since 2008.

The Australian three-time champion was standing in for Ducati's Davide Giugliano, who was injured in testing on Monday.

Derbyshire rider Haslam, 31, and Rea, 28, share the overall lead on 45 points after the opening WSB round.

The championship moves to Thailand on 22 March.

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