BSB: Dixon hospitalised after Race 3 crash

Published: 12 September 2016

Jake Dixon remains in hospital with suspected hip injuries following a nasty crash in yesterday’s final MCE British Superbike race at Oulton Park.

The 20-year-old appeared to be unable to slow down as he approached Britten’s in the early stages of Sunday’s second race, leaving him with no option but to run straight over the stop-start chicane. Fortunately managing to avoid contact with the riders ahead, Dixon fell from his S1000RR as he crossed back over the track.  

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He was taken straight to the medical centre where he was diagnosed with a suspected hip injury before being taken to Chester Hospital where it was confirmed he had both dislocated and fractured his hip. He remains in hospital where he may undergo surgery in the next 24 hours. 

Dixon has this afternoon tweeted fans an update, while mentor and manager Shane Byrne told MCN the Briggs Equipment BMW rider was ‘OK but in a lot of pain’.

Speaking about the crash, team boss Lee Hardy said: “It was a frightening looking crash and until we get to study the data we won’t get to know or understand the cause. He’s being assessed now but he’ll almost certainly miss Donington Park next weekend so we’ll give him all the support he need.”

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