‘ This crash is going to haunt me for a long time’ DIXON TARGETS TOP SIX
When Jake Dixon stormed to a surprise debut double victory at Knockhill back in June, his true MCE British Superbike Championship credentials were still relatively unknown.
Having not even finished on the podium before, it wasn’t clear whether Dixon’s double was just a flash in the pan at a quirky circuit or if he’d become a full-time BSB frontrunner.
After a somewhat average Snetterton and Brands Hatch for the 21-year-old, it had started to look like he wasn’t quite ready to make the next step but fighting against the odds at a track said not to suit the Kawasaki, he returned to the podium at Thruxton last weekend.
His pace was impressive from the off as he topped the opening day’s practice before going on to take his debut BSB pole on Saturday.
While Kawasaki’s main man Leon Haslam was unable to get the softer rear Pirelli tyre to work over race distance, Dixon could and went on to fight for the lead in both BSB races before going on to finish third and second.
“It’s good to be back at the front this weekend,” Dixon told MCN. “It’s all about the Showdown for us now.”
It was all going so well with a win and a decent lead in race two
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