BSB: Stunning sixth for rookie Dixon
MCE British Superbike rookie Jake Dixon continued to impress in just his second meeting this weekend, taking a remarkable sixth place in Sunday’s opening race.
Taking advantage of a number of fallers, Dixon kept a cool head to make progress through the pack to take a career best result for the Briggs Equipment BMW team at their home round.
Remaining realistic, Dixon went out in race two targeting another points finish and achieved just that as he crossed the line 12th, meaning he’s been in the points in every race he’s finished since stepping up to the Superbike class last time out at Knockhill – the one and only race he didn’t finish was because he was taken out by mentor Shane Byrne’s stricken Panigale R at Knockhill.
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“It’s been a very pleasing weekend for me and I’m over the moon with my results, especially sixth in race one – that was fantastic!” Dixon said. “I never expected that in my second ever BSB meeting but it’s testament to the team who have worked so hard for me ever since I joined and they’ve given me a great bike. The second race was tougher and it made me realise the importance of the first few laps. You need to be really aggressive and on your game from laps one to four to ensure you get away with the front group and don’t get caught up in the pack. I’m learning each and every time I go out on the bike though so to take 12th and pick up four more points was pleasing.”