First And Second For Dixon At Oulton


The Smiths Racing Team were back in MCE British Superbike Championship and Motorpoint British Supersport action this weekend where the Gloucester-based team was competing at Oulton Park in Cheshire for round nine of the respective series.

In front of another large crowd, it was Supersport rider Jake Dixon who was the toast of the team by taking a brilliant victory as well as a second place finish aboard the factory-backed Smiths Triumph Daytona 675R.

The Folkestone rider was hoping to continue the good form he'd shown in the previous round at Cadwell Park, where he'd taken his third victory of the season and he continued that fine form into this weekend at Oulton Park. Yesterday's 'Sprint' race saw a ferocious six rider battle throughout the 12 laps with Jake leading from laps four to ten. However, Andrew Reid managed to squeeze by on the penultimate lap, going on to take the win, but Jake brought the Triumph home for an excellent second place.

Despite a sluggish start to today's 'Feature' race which saw him drop back to fifth in the early stages, some good overtaking moves, particularly through the Hizzy's chicane, saw the 19-year-old soon up to second position and in contention for the race win. A mistake at half distance dropped him back to fourth but he fought back brilliantly to move into the podium positions and when Reid crashed out at the final corner, Jake swept through to take his fourth win of the season.

Jake Dixon: "It's great to win, but you never want to see a good rider like Andy (Reid) go out like that and I hope he's OK. I lost my brakes midway through the race, so it was great to come back and take the win after taking second yesterday. I was a bit disappointed with that race having led for so long, but when Andy came by me, I lost a bit of ground. I'd put in some good moves to take the lead and felt that I had good pace, but the last two laps were what cost me. It's a first and second, though, so a big thanks to the whole team for working so hard and giving me the package to be back on the top step again."

Rebecca Smith, Team Manager: "I really feel for Billy this weekend as his results don't reflect his pace. He qualified really well but unfortunately made a mistake in the first race and crashed out and the clutch didn't stand up in the second race and he had to pull in. With no decent lap time, he had to start a long way back on the grid for the third race so we'll all regroup for Assen and look to regain the momentum we had. Jake had two fantastic results and I was delighted to see him win his fourth race of the season and get back up to third in the championship. He's riding with total confidence again and we all hope he can carry this form through to the final three rounds of the season."

MCE British Superbike Championship - Race One (18 laps)
1 Shane Byrne (Kawasaki)
2 James Ellison (Kawasaki)
3 Danny Buchan (Kawasaki)
4 Josh Brookes (Yamaha)
5 Dan Linfoot (Honda)
6 Luke Mossey (Kawasaki)
DNF Billy McConnell (Smiths Racing BMW)

MCE British Superbike Championship - Race Two (18 laps)
1 Josh Brookes (Yamaha)
2 Danny Buchan (Kawasaki)
3 Dan Linfoot (Honda)
4 Luke Mossey (Kawasaki)
5 James Ellison (Kawasaki)
6 Peter Hickman (BMW)
DNF Billy McConnell (Smiths Racing BMW)

MCE British Superbike Championship - Race Three (18 laps)
1 Shane Byrne (Kawasaki)
2 Josh Brookes (Yamaha)
3 Tommy Bridewell (BMW)
4 Danny Buchan (Kawasaki)
5 James Ellison (Kawasaki)
6 Dan Linfoot (Honda)
15 Billy McConnell (Smiths Racing BMW)

Championship Positions (after nine rounds)
1 Brookes 553pts
2 Byrne 551
3 Ellison 522
4 Bridewell 507
= Linfoot 507
6 Laverty 500
12 McConnell 89

Motorpoint British Supersport Championship - Race One (12 laps)
1 Andy Reid (Yamaha)
2 Jake Dixon (Smiths Racing Triumph)
3 Luke Stapleford (Triumph)
4 Sam Hornsey (Triumph)
5 James Rispoli (Yamaha)
6 Ben Wilson (Kawasaki)

Motorpoint British Supersport Championship - Race Two (15 laps)
1 Jake Dixon (Smiths Racing Triumph)
2 James Rispoli (Yamaha)
3 Luke Stapleford (Triumph)
4 Glenn Irwin (Kawasaki)
5 Ben Wilson (Kawasaki)
6 Luke Hedger (Kawasaki)

Championship Positions (after nine rounds)
1 Stapleford 346
2 Ryde 277
3 Dixon 248
4 Irwin 236
5 Rispoli 173
6 Reid 165

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