It was an eventful debut in the MCE British Superbike championship for Jake Dixon at Knockhill this weekend, who cruised to a 13th place finish in Sunday’s second race despite being collected by another bike in a nasty first race incident.
Racing in the class for the first time after parting ways with the Tsingtao MV Agusta squad, Dixon made no mug of himself across the weekend. Qualifying 13th, he made a strong start in Sunday’s first race only to crash in to his stricken mentor, Shane Byrne, on the third lap. As he got back on his feet he was knocked straight back to the floor by PR BMW’s Josh Wainwright.
Battered and bruised, Dixon took to the grid for the sodden second race and powered on to take his first ever BSB points in 13th place.
“Race one was very unfortunate as up until that point the whole weekend had been amazing and much better than what I could have hoped for,” said Dixon. “A slight mistake by Shakey left me with nowhere to go and then when I was trying to pick the bike up I got hit really hard by another rider. I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to start the second race as my whole right hand side, especially my leg and groin, was really sore but I just wanted to go out and try and score some points. I was obviously lacking a bit on the bike but I dug deep and to take 13th was a really pleasing and rewarding way to end. The whole team have been mega this weekend so I’m looking forward to the next round already.”