News 19 Jun 2017

Dixon completes breakout BSB double at Knockhill

Mixed bag for the Australian contingent in Scottish round.

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Jake Dixon propelled himself into the premier league of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Knockhill on Sunday as the RAF Reserves Kawasaki rider followed up his debut win in the opening race to make it a double after an epic second contest in Scotland.

Dixon won the opening affair from pole-setter Luke Mossey (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) and defending champion Shane Byrne (Be Wiser Ducati), while in the second race it was James Ellison (McAMS Yamaha) and Byrne on the podium.

Of the Australians, Jason O’Halloran (Honda Racing) was fourth in race one and seventh in the second, as Josh Brookes (Anvil Hire Yamaha) managed to bounce back from a crash in race one for P5 in the second. Billy McConnell (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) went DNF-10 for the weekend.

In Supersport Benjamin Currie (Kawasaki) went 4-5 and Sam Clarke (Yamaha) claimed a pair of sevenths upon return, while Yamaha-mounted Brayden Elliott finished with 21st and 16th place finishes in Superstock 1000. Arthur Sissis (Yamaha) was seventh in Superstock 600.