Knockhill BSB: ‘I need to keep my feet on the ground’ - Dixon

Dixon celebrating with his happy team!
Dixon celebrating with his happy team! Picture: Impact Images

RAF Reserves Kawasaki’s Jake Dixon is ‘still on cloud nine’ after romping home to do the double at Knockhill, and securing his debut MCE British Superbike race victories in the process.

As the saying goes you wait ages for one bus and then two come at once, and this was the case with the young-gun. Dixon has been waiting a while for his maiden BSB win to come along, and in the space of a few hours he nabbed two victories.

At Oulton Park Dixon acquired a new crew chief in the form of ex British Supersport champion Glen Richards and he, alongside team boss Lee Hardy and the rest of the RAF Reserves crew have worked wonders on the ZX-10RR.

Dixon had a successful test at Snetterton and he is feeling confident with the settings on his Kawasaki, and is aiming for more success at the team’s home round in a few weeks time.

In race one Dixon was the dominant force out on track and it was a lights-to-flag victory for the 21-year-old, but race two was much harder as he was locked in a four-way battle with Mossey, Ellison and Byrne.

“That race was a lot harder as I knew the boys were going to come out and fight. I bided my time and I knew I could do a 48.5 and 6’s and sat there and the boys came back to me, and I got my head down to the end,” said Dixon at the track.

“It is not going to be this easy every time I just need to keep my feet on the ground and get our heads together for Snetterton. We have got the setting right on the bike too, and we had a really good test there.”

After race one a jubilant Dixon explained: “The boys have done an amazing job and I can’t thank them enough, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing with each lap I came around the gap was growing, and I kept thinking be smooth and then it jumped to three seconds and I thought oh my god, and I backed off a bit and just brought it home. I am still on cloud nine.”

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