BSB: Dixon: 'Haslam's bad luck will come'

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Jake Dixon left Thruxton slightly downbeat after losing more points to series leader Haslam despite another double rostrum this weekend.

Dixon was pipped to the first race win by Haslam, before clinching a third-place finish after struggling with the 45-degree track temperature in the second race.

While Haslam’s lead seems to be ever-increasing, the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki rider is confident his rival will be due some bad luck in the upcoming rounds to spice up the championship fight. 

“It’s nice to have beaten Leon, that’s the really positive thing for this weekend as he didn’t get any podium credits in the second race. 

“I’m just trying to use my brain in all situations. I knew I didn’t have the speed in that race, so I was trying to slow everyone up a bit. The boys in front rode great, I rode a good race but I want to win at Cadwell.

“When the temperature goes up the Kawasaki seems to struggle in the heat but it’s Cadwell Park next and I feel like I’m really strong there so we can start eating into Leon’s lead. 

“It’s not over yet, there are plenty more rounds for us to get some points back on Leon and I really like some of the circuits coming up. He’s had no bad luck this year where I had some at the start of the year, we all get dealt it sometime so hopefully he will have a bad round or two soon!” 

Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

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