Jake Dixon has made it a sweet Saturday after securing his second pole position in the MCE British Superbike championship along with a 2018 deal to stay at RAF Reserves Kawasaki as he prepares to ‘have some fun’ in the Showdown.

The 21-year-old has became the youngest-ever Showdown contender after booking his top six place at Silverstone last weekend and will start the three-round finale from pole position at the Cheshire track after fending off title rivals Shane Byrne and Josh Brookes.

Earlier in the day Dixon confirmed he’d be staying in BSB for 2018 with the Lee Hardy Racing-run squad to top off an impressive Saturday for the British rider who wants to attack the Showdown with zero pressure having attained his initial campaign goal of reaching the top six title decider.

“It will be two long hard races tomorrow but I am excited for it and I will be pushing on in the races,” Dixon said. “We made it into the Showdown and that was the goal for this year, so I feel the pressure is off a bit now especially signing for next year too, so I am going to have some fun tomorrow.

“We haven’t changed much this weekend and that has been the key. My confidence has been growing and I feel like I am getting stronger. I looked like I might get another faster lap in but I had a bit too much of a wheelie going on and it fluffed my braking into the chicane.

“We have some good pace, but nobody has really done any long distance runs other than Josh Brookes on the SC0 tyre because of the changing conditions.”

Dixon sits fourth in the BSB Showdown but just 14 points off of leader Shane Byrne.

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