BSB: Dixon stuns with debut victory at Knockhill
Jake Dixon stunned as he dominated the opening race at Knockhill to take his debut MCE British Superbike victory in style.
The RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki rider was unchallenged at the front as he led from turn one until the chequered flag to beat pre-race favourite Luke Mossey.
Mossey took the lead of the championship from the absent Leon Haslam with his second place finish, with Shane Byrne completing the podium for Be Wiser Ducati.
Jason O’Halloran narrowly missed out on a rostrum finish in fourth ahead of a gallant ride for Taylor Mackenzie who took Suzuki’s best result of the season in fifth.
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Peter Hickman finished sixth after a late crash for Bradley Ray, ahead of MotoRapido Ducati’s John Hopkins and Sylvain Guintoli with Lee Jackson and Michael Laverty completing the top ten.
James Ellison’s nightmare season continues as he crashed out of podium contention in the early stages, Yamaha’s misfortune continued with the Anvil Hire machine of Josh Brookes crashing out at the hairpin at mid-distance.
Mossey will start on pole for the second race once again ahead of Dixon and Ellison.