BSB: Dixon leaves work to do ahead of Silverstone decider

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After pushing Leon Haslam all the way to the line in Sunday’s opening race, Jake Dixon looked set to strengthen his position as an MCE British Superbike title fighter at Cadwell Park this weekend, but a crash from the lead in the second race leaves him with work to do at the Silverstone showdown decider. 

Despite having clinched two victories and three further rostrums, Dixon remains outside the all-important top six despite having closed the gap to the injured Luke Mossey in sixth ahead of a crucial three races at Silverstone.

“It certainly wasn’t the way I wanted to end the weekend after being so close to the win in race one,” a frustrated Dixon told MCN after the race. “That being said, we’re now just five points behind Mossey so we’ve closed the gap.

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“The other thing is that we were so strong. I was leading the race and think I was edging away a bit; I’d be a lot more pissed off if I’d crashed out of tenth!” 

The 21-year-old will be busy ahead of the Silverstone decider as he heads to the Northamptonshire circuit next week to make his Moto2 debut with the Intact Dynavolt team – something he says won’t distract him from his BSB title fight.

“It shouldn’t be a problem, if anything it could help as it’s extra track time leading up to the event! Sure, a good result in race two here would have made life easier for the BSB round there but I’m confident we can either win or be on the podium to secure our top six spot and we can go on to fight for the title from there.” 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing