BSB: Jake Dixon to stay with Lee Hardy BMW for 2017 season
MCE British Superbike rookie Jake Dixon will remain with the Lee Hardy Racing BMW squad for the 2017 season, MCN can exclusively reveal.
The 20-year-old only joined the team two rounds ago at Knockhill after splitting with the Tsingtao MV Agusta British Supersport outfit, but has made enough of an impression for team boss Lee Hardy to sign him up for not just the remainder of this season, but 2017 too.
Dixon impressed at Snetterton last weekend as he took a remarkable sixth place finish in the opening race, beating much more experienced rivals, and is yet to finish outside the points for the RAF Marham-based team.
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“To have it tied up this early is a relief for me because I know I can go out and ride now and be myself,” he told MCN.
“I’ve not even scratched the surface with the superbike, I’m still taking baby steps! The rest of this year for me now is like one big pre-season test. It’s quite hard to come in half way through the season because everyone else is already up to speed and this is only my second round on a superbike so to be as high up as I am already I didn’t really expect it.
“I want to keep making small steps, finishing in the points is a good target and then aim to get in the top ten towards the end of the year and as long as I can build on that next year I’ll be happy. I’ve got no big ideas because these things can soon easily bite you if you don’t treat them with respect.”