BSB: Dixon: 'This is where the ball starts rolling'

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Jake Dixon is looking to get the ball rolling on his 2018 Bennetts British Superbike championship challenge as the series resumes at Snetterton this weekend.

Before the six-week break, Dixon had bagged a double podium at Oulton Park after a mixed start to the year for the RAF Regular and Reseves Kawasaki squad. However, after a strong test at the venue of his debut double win last year – Knockhill – earlier in the week, the 22-year-old is itching to get back on track this weekend.

“I can’t wait for this weekend; it’s the team’s home round and I really like Snetterton. It was the first track I ever rode a Superbike and the track is mint so I am looking forward to it,” he said. “My fiancée Sarah was recently given the all clear from cancer so I feel really good coming into this weekend.

“I have my focus on the second half of the season and this is where the ball really starts rolling. I think this year so far has been funny; it has been a bit mixed for everyone and we have been fast in all conditions in practice and then in the race for different reasons it has gone wrong where I have made mistakes or whatever.

“We then had two really solid results with a double podium at Oulton Park and then that continued into the Knockhill test so hopefully we can carry that on again into this weekend. I feel happy and I know I can be on the podium and win races. We need to start doing that to push for the Showdown and I am ready to go out and have fun this weekend!”

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

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