Jake Dixon returned to promising form ahead of the Dutch GP at Assen on Friday, securing 11th overall despite facing mixed conditions.
The Brit’s experience of the TT Circuit allowed him to get up to speed in both the dry morning and wet afternoon practice sessions, recording the 11th fastest time of FP1 - despite a brief excursion through the gravel at turn five - to secure provisional entry to Saturday’s Q2 shootout.
The afternoon rain failed to deter Dixon’s confidence as he regularly challenged at the top of the standings throughout the final 40-minutes, ultimately concluding FP2 in seventh - and narrowly behind fellow Englishman Sam Lowes - with a 1’48.408.
“I was quite fast this morning and stayed on the hard tyres all session as we looked for a good base setup,” Dixon explained from Dutch paddock.
“The feeling wasn’t too bad and I felt like I could improve my riding, even with the same bike. We think we can make a change to help me so that’s really positive and I’m looking forward to it.
“I was also strong in the wet conditions and didn’t actually go out in the last twelve to fourteen minutes because it became too dry for the wet tyres.
“Overall it’s been a positive day and I can’t wait for tomorrow,” he concluded.