‘He’s not a cocky crasher any more’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Bsb - Oli Rushby, BSB Re­porter

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Hav­ing seen Jake progress over the last three years, the trans­for­ma­tion he’s made from a cocky, lairy and some­what im­ma­ture rider into a ma­ture, smart-think­ing cham­pi­onship con­tender has been re­mark­able.

James Whitham was telling me a story about Jake’s first time on a tri­als bike. He said he was fear­less, he didn’t care about com­ing off, what­ever hap­pened he was go­ing to get over each and ev­ery ob­sta­cle he came to no mat­ter how big.

Ad­mit­ting that he’s done a lot of work on his mind over the last 12 months is a big thing and he seems to have the right mind­set ahead of his full-time GP de­but.

If he can keep a level head, his un­doubted lev­els of hard work and de­ter­mi­na­tion could see him suc­ceed in the Moto2 cat­e­gory, but it’s go­ing to take time.

Dixon with fi­ancée Sarah Roberts and Larry the Jack Rus­sell

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