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Assen BSB: Dixon gunning for Double Dutch

Pole man Jake Dixon has revealed he believes he can make a clean sweep of Assen this weekend as he chases down series leader Leon Haslam.

And after clocking the fastest ever BSB lap of the Dutch circuit earlier this afternoon en route to his eighth pole position, the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki rider also says he’s comfortable no matter the conditions.

Dixon led Q1, Q2 and Q3 today, setting a 1’35.579 in the second qualifying session as he and fellow championship protagonist Haslam both went under the previous best lap time of Assen.


Despite this lap not counting towards his front-row qualifying effort, the 22-year-old was still able to edge Taz Mackenzie by 0.004s in the final session to take pole.

Dixon also admitted that he’s happy with his pace and the team’s progress so far this weekend, especially considering where he was this time last season.

“Eight poles is great but I’d much rather they had been wins,” he said. “We did our homework during practice and seem to be fairly good.

“I’m really happy with that and obviously to do the fastest ever lap around here as well was pretty cool. I was just loving it.

“These last two rounds I’ve just really enjoyed riding my bike. I did a lot of laps and seemed to be fast in whatever conditions, hot or cold, so I’m happy and comfortable.

“I definitely think we can do the double here. This year the bike is in a much better zone than it was last year.

“I really struggled here last season but it seems to be much easier this year to do the lap times. I’ll be taking it to Leon tomorrow and hopefully we can get another double win.”

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