MONTH IN BIKES
Q. What’s green, longer than you’d think, and gets waggled about by the BSB rider at any given opportunity? A. His leg (what on Earth were you thinking?)
Four weeks of news in two pages. Simple
LEON HASLAM HAS been warned his go-go-gadget leg dangling might get him into trouble after Jake Dixon’s claimws it forced him to end up on the grass.
BSB bosses dismissed the claim after examining the data from both bikes as well as TV footage, saying the braking pressures show Dixon didn’t let off at the point at which he passed Haslam on his way to the grass run-off at Cadwell’s Park corner as claimed.
But Haslam has been given a second warning that, in its extreme, the style can break rules: he was warned in 2016 after a similar incident involving Dan Linfoot.
Series boss Stuart Higgs said: “The technique [leg dangle] in its extreme risks breaching regulation B2.12, which states that, during a competition, riders must not manoeuvre in a foul, unfair or dangerous manner. This is a longstanding regulation and Leon has been spoken to before about his particular dangle risks breaching that rule.”
The angle of Leon’s dangle has been called into question
BSB bosses reckon this didn’t force Dixon on to the grass