RAF Reserves Kawasaki’s Jake Dixon does not feel ‘any pressure’ going into the MCE British Superbike double-header at Oulton Park, and he certainly looked relaxed and comfortable on-board the ZX-10RR as he soared to pole position this afternoon.
The 21-year-old’s goal this season was to make it into the showdown, and he did just that after the last round at Silverstone. Today he confirmed his future with the Lee Hardy Racing outfit and will remain with the team for another season.
Dixon is aiming for the BSB title and is now not doing a wildcard Moto2 ride at Aragon next week as he will be concentrating on bagging his maiden British Superbike championship piece of silverware. The Brit has already done the double this year at Knockhill and the pole-man will no doubt be looking to reach the top step once again at the Cheshire track.
“When we rocked up here we didn’t really change much and we haven’t been changing much since Knockhill and I think that is the key to it and my confidence keeps growing and getting stronger and stronger,” said Dixon at the circuit.
“The bike is feeling amazing and signing for next year and so happy to be stating with Lee and his team and it was a good lap. I actually went faster again on my last, last lap but I made a bit of a mistake and was two tenths up from what I did and got a bit excited and made a bit of a mistake.
“Really happy, it is going to be two tough races tomorrow but hopefully we can improve the bike a bit over race difference but I am confident we can be there or there bouts.
“We have got some good pace and no one has done any long distance on the zero other than Josh because of the conditions, it is going to be two long, hard races tomorrow and we are excited for it we made it into the showdown and that is the goal this year and the pressure is off me now and signing for Lee next year and I know where my future is going.”