BSB: Dixon to stick with RAF Kawasaki for 2018

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RAF and Regular Reserves Kawasaki has today confirmed that Jake Dixon will remain with the squad for the 2018 MCE British Superbike Championship.

The young prospect, who shot into contention with a shock double victory at Knockhill earlier this year, is currently fighting for his debut British Superbike title and will now return with the Lee Hardy team for another crack at the coveted BSB crown next year.

Speculation had been rife that Dixon might move to a bigger team next year or even switch to Moto2 after a strong debut as a wildcard at the British Grand Prix, but the 21-year-old has decided to stick with what he knows.

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” Dixon said talking to MCN. “I’m really happy to be staying with Lee, it’s clicked for us this year and I figured that there isn’t much point in changing it when we’re already in a position to fight for the title.


“It’s good to be going into next year with a bike and team I know well, a bike and team I know and that can only be a good thing so I’m grateful Lee has given me the opportunity to stay as I think we’ll only get stronger.”

As well as riding in BSB, Dixon will take on some Moto2 testing duties throughout 2018 with the possibilities of further wildcard appearances.

“We’ll be doing a bit of Moto2 testing, we don’t know what the schedule is yet but I’m hoping for some wildcards too so we’ll see how things progress. A big thanks for Lee to allowing me to do that.” 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

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