‘ This crash is go­ing to haunt me for a long time’ DIXON TAR­GETS TOP SIX

JOSH BROOKES

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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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Dixon has proved he’s the real deal

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