BSB Brands Hatch Indy Race Report

20/04/2015

The Gloucester-based Smiths Racing Team enjoyed a strong weekend at Brands Hatch, with both Billy McConnell and Jake Dixon recording strong results in their respective 2015 MCE Insurance British Superbike and Motorpoint British Supersport Championships.

Fourth in qualifying for Saturday's 18-lap Sprint British Supersport race, Dixon made a good start aboard the factory-supported Smiths Triumph Daytona 675R and maintained his position at the completion of the opening lap. But just like in qualifying, the front trio of Kyle Ryde, Glenn Irwin and Luke Stapleford had that little bit extra pace and Jake found himself part of a four man battle for fourth which went all the way to the end of the race but it was the 19 year old from Dover who claimed the 13 hard-earned points in fourth.

Sixth on the grid for Sunday's 26-lap Feature race, Dixon was up to third at the end of the fifth lap but by half race distance he'd been overhauled before fighting back past Glenn Irwin to claim the final podium position. The weekend's results mean Jake now lies in joint second overall, 12 points behind Stapleford.

The Haribo Starmix team also had a successful weekend with Joe Collier topping the Supersport EVO class finishing tenth in both Supersport races. 

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