BSB » Knockhill: Dixon ‘speechless’ after maiden BSB double

Jake Dixon has been overcome with emotion after his first BSB win before following it up with a second for a dominant double at Knockhill.

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Submitted by Visordown on Mon, 19/06/2017 - 13:24

JAKE Dixon has been overcome with emotion after grabbing his first-ever MCE British Superbike championship win before following it up with a second for a dominant double at Knockhill for RAF Reserves Kawasaki. 

The 21-year-old qualified second on the grid at Knockhill but was able to produce superior race pace on all his BSB rivals to storm to a maiden BSB victory in race one. 

Despite being dropped to third place in the opening phases, Dixon had the confidence in the ZX-10RR package and Pirelli tyre life to scythe past the leading duo of James Ellison and Luke Mossey with dives up the inside at turn three on consecutive laps to blast to an outstanding double. 

“I've never had a podium in the Superbike class before this weekend so to leave with two race wins has left me a bit speechless to be honest, I can't believe it,” Dixon said. “Qualifying well is one thing but to do it in a race is a totally different ball game even if I did feel confident that I had the pace. 

“It was hard leading from the front in the first race but the gap kept going up and it was almost like I was floating out there so I just tried to keep as focused and as calm as possible. I had a bit of a slide at the hairpin towards the end so backed it off a bit and brought the bike home for a dream win. 

“We didn't change a single thing on the bike for race two and I knew what pace I had so when I could see some of the riders sliding around, I knew I was in a good position as my bike was on rails and not using anywhere near the same amount of rubber. 

“I let the race come to me and made my moves in the last third of the race but having taken the double, it's hard to describe how I'm feeling right now. It'll take a while to sink in but a massive thank you to the whole team and the sponsors and to all my family.” 

Dixon has ignited his BSB Showdown hunt by charging up to eighth place in the riders' championship and is just 12 points off of the top six places.

Full results from the fourth round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship (BSB) at Knockhill: 

Race 1:

1. Jake Dixon GBR RAF Reserves Kawasaki ZX-10R 30 laps, 24m 27.627s 
2. Luke Mossey GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10R 3.740s 
3. Shane Byrne GBR Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R 6.159s 
4. Jason O'Halloran AUS Honda Racing CBR1000RR 6.670s 
5. Taylor Mackenzie GBR Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 9.907s 

6. Peter Hickman GBR Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR 13.730s 
7. John Hopkins USA Moto Rapido Ducati Panigale R 15.038s 
8. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 17.152s 
9. Lee Jackson GBR Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR 17.481s 
10. Michael Laverty GBR McAMS Yamaha YZF-R1 21.952s 
11. Tommy Bridewell GBR Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX-10R 23.412s 
12. Jakub Smrz CZE Lloyd & Jones/PR Racing BMW S1000RR 23.841s 
13. James Westmoreland GBR Gearlink Kawasaki ZX-10R 37.251s 
14. Aaron Zanotti GBR Platform Hire Yamaha YZF-R1 +1 lap 

Did not finish 

James Ellison GBR McAMS Yamaha YZF-R1
Josh Brookes AUS Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha YZF-R1
 Dan Linfoot GBR Honda Racing CBR1000RR 
Billy McConnell AUS Quattro Plant FS-3 Kawasaki ZX-10R 
Bradley Ray GBR Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000
 Shaun Winfield GBR Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha YZF-R1

Ruled out by injury 

Leon Haslam GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10R
 Christian Iddon GBR Tyco BMW S1000RR
 Glenn Irwin GBR Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R

Race 2:

1. Jake Dixon GBR RAF Reserves Kawasaki ZX-10R 30 laps, 24m 23.762s 
2. James Ellison GBR McAMS Yamaha YZF-R1 +0.437s 
3. Shane Byrne GBR Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R +1.473s 
4. Luke Mossey GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10R +2.201s 

5. Josh Brookes AUS Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha YZF-R1 +4.610s 
6. Dan Linfoot GBR Honda Racing CBR1000RR +5.052s 
7. Jason O'Halloran AUS Honda Racing CBR1000RR +5.571s 
8. Michael Laverty GBR McAMS Yamaha YZF-R1 +6.995s 
9. Peter Hickman GBR Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR +9.341s 
10. Billy McConnell AUS Quattro Plant FS-3 Kawasaki ZX-10R +10.022s 
11. Taylor Mackenzie GBR Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 +13.293s 
12. Bradley Ray GBR Buildbase Suzuki GSX-R1000 +15.520s 
13. Lee Jackson GBR Smiths Racing BMW S1000RR +15.640s 
14. Sylvain Guintoli FRA Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 +16.638s 
15. Tommy Bridewell GBR Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX-10R +18.258s 
16. Jakub Smrz CZE Lloyd & Jones/PR Racing BMW S1000RR +18.300s 
17. John Hopkins USA Moto Rapido Ducati Panigale R +25.525s 
18. James Westmoreland GBR Gearlink Kawasaki ZX-10R +34.072s 
19. Shaun Winfield GBR Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha YZF-R1 +1 lap 
20. Aaron Zanotti GBR Platform Hire Yamaha YZF-R1 +1 lap 

Ruled out by injury 

Leon Haslam GBR JG Speedfit Kawasaki ZX-10R
 Christian Iddon GBR Tyco BMW S1000RR
 Glenn Irwin GBR Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R

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