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 ( caught the action in full flow – check out the full picture gallery.

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Wainwright, Dixon, Knockhill [Credit:]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
John Hopkins, Jason O`Halloran, BSB [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Glenn Irwin, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
British Superbikes, class of 2017 photo, riders [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Christian Iddon, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Richard Cooper, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty, McAMS Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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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.


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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