It was a dream double for RAF Regular and Reserve Kawasaki’s Jake Dixon as he fought against the odds to beat experienced rivals James Ellison and Shane Byrne in the second race at Knockhill.
Unlike his lights-to-flag dominant run in race one, Dixon had to get his elbows out in the second outing as he was bullied back to fourth place by Mossey, Ellison and Byrne.
However, the 21-year-old found a second wind as he fought back past, passing Byrne at the hairpin before two lairy lunges saw him pass Mossey and Ellison in two successive laps.
After a race one crash, a cautious Ellison eased off to take his first podium of the year with Byrne passing Mossey on the final lap to complete the top three.
Early race leader Luke Mossey was distraught to finish fourth after a moment saw the pack reel him in from a decent lead.
Josh Brookes took fifth for Anvil Hire Yamaha ahead of Honda Racing duo Dan Linfoot and Jason O’Halloran, while Michael Laverty enjoyed a breakthrough for McAMS Yamaha in eighth. Peter Hickman and Billy McConnell rounded out the top ten.
With Leon Haslam out of contention after his FP1 crash, Mossey now leads the championship standings by 30 points with Byrne moving into third.
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