Former British Supersport Champion and ex-British Superbike racer Glen Richards has joined the RAF Reserves Kawasaki outfit as crew chief to Jake Dixon.
The crew, headed by boss Lee Hardy, are making progress with the ZX-10RR and young-gun Dixon was in the mix at the start of the opening MCE British Superbike race at Oulton Park, but then got duffed up and slipped back to tenth. Dixon also had a strong qualifying session on Sunday, and started race one from sixth on the grid.
In race two Dixon showed that he had the pace to once again challenge the leading riders, but he crashed unhurt at Old Hall. But the Brit is happy with his completely new team and with his new crew chief.
“We have a whole new crew for the rest of the year and that has made such a difference, we have gone in a totally different direction to where we have been previously and the team have worked mega hard,” said Dixon, speaking to Bikesportnews.com.
“We have people in the team who know what they are doing, we have Glen now as my new crew chef - old Ramos! We did not show our true potential today, we just need that bit more to be able to pass. We are still finding our feet, we have still not found our full potential, but we are still really fast.
“The main thing we have been changing is going higher with the bike - it has made such a difference. There is so much more we need to do, and we have got a good structured testing plan over the next six weeks and the team boss has worked hard for. Lee and the boys have been working absolutely mega and it is all good.”