Despite a MCE British Superbike Showdown spot being within touching distance, Jake Dixon is fully focused on winning races at Silverstone rather than going strategic to secure a top six place this weekend.

The RAF Reserves Kawasaki rider has been a standout performer during 2017 with a maiden double race win at Knockhill followed up by a double rostrum at Thruxton and another at Cadwell Park, but a crash while fighting for the lead in race two saw him lose out on vital points and a spot in the top six.

Dixon trails Luke Mossey by just five points ahead of the Silverstone triple-header decider in the battle for the final Showdown spot but rather than focusing his efforts on beating particular riders the 21-year-old wants to pick up his previous form and hunt for wins at the Northamptonshire circuit.

“Silverstone can’t come soon enough,” Dixon said. “The way I have been riding in recent rounds there should be no reason why we can’t be in the top six.

"Luke Mossey is ahead of me in the standings so really I need to finish ahead of him in the races, but to be honest I am not completely focused on that; my aim is to go out and win all three races.

“I have nothing to lose because I am not currently in the top six, so my aim is to win and be fighting for podiums. I am just going to go about my business as usual, but for sure it would be great if we can be in the title fight so I can try and be the youngest ever winner

"It was frustrating to end Cadwell Park with a crash but I am ready to come out all guns blazing at Silverstone.”


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