DIXON KEEPS COOL

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

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.

The 21-year-old didn’t let his Knock­hill dou­ble dis­tract him from the job in hand

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