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BSB: Dixon: 'Championship is Haslam's to lose, but I'll give it everything!'

Published: 17 September 2018

Jake Dixon kept his hopes of winning the 2018 Bennetts British Superbike Championship alive with a dominant double victory at Oulton Park. 

The RAF Regular and Reserves rider was unbeatable throughout the weekend, setting the fastest ever lap of the Cheshire circuit on his way to pole position on Saturday before winning in both the wet and dry on Sunday to take 14 points out of Leon Haslam’s series lead. 

The double win couldn’t have come at a better time for Dixon, who has finally proven he can win at a circuit that isn’t Knockhill at the most crucial point of the season with just two rounds remaining.

“I came here knowing that if I won every race left this year, if Leon finished second it wouldn’t be enough for me to win the title,” Dixon told MCN. “This championship is his to lose, but that doesn’t mean I’m not doing all I can to win it. All the pressure is on him, I’ve just got to keep doing what I’m doing and enjoying riding my bike and if we do that the results will come and hopefully that will be enough to keep us in the hunt.”