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Knockhill: PICS: Dixon bounces back from horror hit

Jake Dixon has demonstrated grit and determination to grab a points finish in his MCE British Superbike debut after suffering a heavy hit in race one.
Jake Dixon has demonstrated grit and determination to grab a points finish in his maiden MCE British Superbike weekend after suffering a heavy hit from PR Racing's Josh Wainwright in race one at Knockhill.

After grabbing an impressive start in his debut BSB race on the RAF Reserves BMW, Dixon was helpless in avoiding an off when mentor and manager Shane Byrne crashed in front of him at the final hairpin, leaving the 20-year-old nowhere to escape from running into the stricken Be Wiser Ducati machine.

While scrambling to pick up his RAF Reserves BMW on the hairpin the unsighted Wainwright clattered into Dixon who was sent sprawling.

The youngster was immediately attended to by the medical team and after receiving the all-clear returned in race two to claim a commendable 13th place.

BSB photographer Ian Hopgood (ihphotography.net) caught the action in full flow – check out the full picture gallery.


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Wainwright, Dixon, Knockhill [Credit: ihphotography.net]
Shane Byrne Leon Haslam Jason OHalloran [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne Dan Linfoot Christian Iddon [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne Dan Linfoot, Christian Iddon [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Charlie Nesbitt, Motostars, KTM [Credit: Jon Jessopp Photography]
James Ellison, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
James Ellison, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Christian Iddon, Tyco BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]

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mikethebikeagain

June 28, 2016 7:49 PM

I'm glad he didn't suffer any serious problems from the impact,but I must say it was a bit stupid standing on the track trying to lift up his bike especially when they aren't allowed to remount anyway.It could have been far more serious for both involved.

Benji

June 28, 2016 10:34 PM

"unsighted Wainwright" !!?? How on earth did he miss the 2 waved yellow flags on the approach and 2 riders trying to pick bikes up. He was in last place at the time then when on to blow smoke round the circuit for half a lap. In race 2 he was being lapped then crossed the circuit as other riders were approaching to lap him. Hope he gets a major bollocking off race control.



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