While Jake Dixon is hoping for the uncertainty of the Bennetts British Superbike championship Showdown to return this year he accepts only wins will do to kick-start his title charge against leader Leon Haslam.

The RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki rider goes into the Showdown 45 points off Haslam, the biggest lead ever taken into the three-round finale, having been a consistent face on the podium this year with his latest coming in race three at Silverstone with third place.

Despite 11 rostrum finishes across 19 BSB races so far this year, Dixon has secured just one win all campaign and says that aspect must improve if he is to apply pressure on Haslam for the BSB title.

“It has been a good season so far as we’ve been very consistent but just missing in a few areas that I lose out to Leon when we go head to head,” Dixon said. “I know what I need to do and we’ve got to keep working in the Showdown as anything can happen.

“Like last year with Shakey going into the last round 30 points behind Leon and we know what the outcome was there. We’ve just got to keep chipping away and improve the bike and myself.

“From now on we’ve got to start winning to bridge the gap from us to Leon and that is what we are working towards. Obviously I want to go out to win every race like I do each weekend I turn up. I feel really good for Oulton.”

Dixon is one of four riders who return to the BSB Showdown from last year – alongside Haslam, Josh Brookes and Peter Hickman – while maintains his perfect record of making the top six in both his full BSB campaigns.

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