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?)

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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

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