Jake Dixon revealed that another lap could have given him enough time to pass race two winner Leon Haslam and do the double in Scotland today.
The RAF Regular & Reserves man’s Kawasaki nearly pitched him over the top at the exit of Clark’s with five laps remaining after leading the entire scrap to that point, which allowed JG Speedfit’s Haslam to take advantage and slot through into the lead.
And while race one victor Dixon says he couldn’t do anything more to make a clean sweep, he’s happy to finally break through onto the 2018 winner’s list.
“I thought I was going to be kissing the tarmac for a minute there,” he said. “I think I’m going to have to change my underwear, that’s for sure.
“We got back into it and I think I had about just over half a second to bridge back to Leon on the last lap, but it was just too little too late.
“I think if I had another lap I could have got it back, but it’s all ifs and buts. I’m sorry I let the team down in that last race, but we’re here to fight to the end.
“I felt like it was coming for a while now, and it’s even sweeter when it comes at Knockhill again. I love this place and the bike works well here. I’m obviously one of their own.