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Knockhill: Dixon storms to maiden BSB win

Jake Dixon has stormed to a dominant maiden MCE British Superbike championship win on the RAF Reserves Kawasaki.
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Jake Dixon has stormed to a dominant maiden MCE British Superbike championship win on the RAF Reserves Kawasaki in race one at Knockhill.

The 21-year-old got excellent drive off the line starting from second to lead into turn one and ultimately never looked back as he produced a lights-to-flag performance for his first BSB win.

Dixon, who produced a top ten finish during his maiden World Superbike outing at Donington Park last month, claimed victory by over three seconds from JG Speedfit Kawasaki's Luke Mossey who has now taken the BSB championship lead with team-mate Leon Haslam ruled out with concussion suffered in a nasty high-side during Friday free practice.

Defending BSB champion Shane Byrne grabbed the final rostrum spot after beating Honda's Jason O'Halloran to gain himself a top six Showdown spot.

Taylor Mackenzie secured the new Bennetts Suzuki's best result of the year with an impressive fifth place ahead of Smiths Racing BMW's Peter Hickman and Moto Rapido Ducati's John Hopkins.

Fresh from his MotoGP outings with Suzuki, Sylvain Guintoli claimed eight on debut at the Scottish track with Lee Jackson (Smiths Racing BMW) and Michael Laverty (McAMS Yamaha) completing the top ten.

James Ellison crashed out of the podium positions at turn six on the third lap while Bradley Ray, Josh Brookes, Billy McConnell and Dan Linfoot also suffered falls.

With the depleted order after injuries to Haslam, Christian Iddon and Glenn Irwin, it saw Tommy Bridewell, Jakub Smrz, James Westmoreland and Aaron Zanotti complete the points finishers.
by Haydn Cobb



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Dixon, WSBK race1, Donington WSBK 2017
Jake Dixon, RAF Reserves Kawasaki [Credit: MSV BSB Media]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [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]

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