Silverstone BSB: Wins essential for Showdown contender Dixon

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Jake Dixon says winning every race from now on is vital if he has a hope of lifting the Bennetts British Superbike Championship crown this season.

The RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki rider lies 45 points adrift of leader Leon Haslam going into the Showdown, but knows the championship is far from done.

After a difficult weekend at Silverstone, Dixon had to watch Haslam scorch to three victories and rack up even more podium credits to give him an enviable lead, but the young rider knows it’s still all to play for.

“From now on we’ve got to start to win to bridge the gap to Leon. That’s what we’ll be working towards,” he said. “I want to win every race just like I do every time we turn up.

“I feel really good going into Oulton, the Kawasaki works really well there. I can’t wait to get there and see what we can do.”

While consistency has been the key to getting him this far, Dixon is aware that while points are vital, wins are even more important now.

But he also knows that the nature of the Showdown can throw up all kinds of challenges for every rider, and he says he plans to fight to the end.

“We’ve had a pretty consistent season so far, but there are a few areas we’re just losing out to Leon when we go head to head. We need to keep working.

“Anything can happen, you saw what happened with Shakey, he was 30 points down going into the final round last year, so I just need to keep chipping away at the bike and keep improving myself.”

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