DIXON KEEPS COOL
After his unexpected debut double victory at Knockhill last time out, noone was sure how Jake Dixon would perform this weekend.
But the 21-year-old’s realistic prerace expectations proved useful as he left the RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki team’s home round having scored more points than any other Kawasaki rider.
With the Kawasaki known to struggle with conserving Pirelli’s softer rear tyre, Dixon played it safe with the harder option in race one, but with his rivals on the soft he struggled to match their pace due to a lack of grip in the opening stages. He ended up sixth.
Switching to the soft option for the second race, he took it easy in the early laps before picking his way through the field to finish in a solid fourth place. He is now seventh in the championship standings and just four points from an all-important showdown place.