Knockhill BSB: Haslam And Dixon Share Scottish Glory

Jake Dixon and Leon Haslam each took a win at the newly resurfaced Knockhill circuit in perfect conditions.

Jake Dixon took the win in the opening race of the day after a hard battle with Leon Haslam and Danny Buchan.

Jake Dixon started the first 30 lap race of the day from pole position and led into turn one ahead of JG Speedfits Leon Haslam who was looking to bag his 6th consecutive Bennets British Superbike win. Leon Haslam was quick to attack Jake, passing the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki into the tight Taylor’s Hairpin at the end of the lap.

FS3 Kawasaki rider Danny Buchan was able to slot into 4th behind the Be Wiser Ducati of Glenn Irwin. Buchan then went on to set the lap record.

Further down the field, Shaun Winfield pulled into the pits with a technical problem with his Anvil Tag Hire Yamaha along with Aaron Zanotti.

Danny Buchan then pulled the pin and made the move on Jake Dixon before then being repassed by Jake, who then chased down the Pocket Rocket.

With the whole field on the soft rear tyre, everyone was weary on their tyre wear and it looked like Jake Dixon had a bit left as he closed up to Leon Haslam who was suffering from back shifting issues.

Leon made it easy for Jake after the Derbyshire man ran wide into the final hairpin allowing Jake past and then nearly colliding with Danny Buchan as he re-joined the racing line.

The Gearlink Kawasaki of Fraser Rogers ran off the circuit at turn 3 bringing out the yellow flags at the opening few turns of the lap. Leon Haslam made the move on Buchan, who had previously out dragged him to the line but ran wide on the exit allowing Buchan to re-pass Him.

Unfortunately, Chrissy Rouse who was in for the sacked Tommy Bridewell tipped off his Movuno.com Halsall Racing Suzuki at the final corner.

Jake Dixon went on to win the race ahead of Leon Haslam who crossed the line in 3rd behind the tall Essex rider of Danny Buchan, however, the turn 2 pass under yellow flag conditions crossed Danny his second position and was demoted to third.

The first Be Wiser Ducati of Glenn Irwin came home in 4th place ahead of the Buildbase Suzuki Bradley Ray who scored his first championship points since race 2 at Oulton Park back in May.

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Leon Haslam took the win in the second race after a huge moment out of Clark’s cost Jake Dixon any chance of scoring the Scottish Double.

Jake Dixon was quick off the mark slotting into the lead ahead of Buildbase Suzuki’s Bradley Ray.

Danny Buchan was in 3rd after starting the second race from pole ahead of Leon Haslam who had fought up to 4th after setting the 6th fastest time in race 1.

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However, it was Haslam who had the early pace passing Danny Buchan into the final hairpin for 3rd position before then chasing down the leading two. Bradley Ray who was sat in second position was starting to lose touch to Jake Dixon who was out front and Haslam was able to sneak past at the right-hander of Clark. Danny Buchan was keen to follow Leon as he also squeezed his way past the Milky Bar Kid on the exit.

With Jake Dixon and Leon Haslam out front, it was all eyes on them and as Jake exited Clark corner he was too eager on the throttle sending his ZX10-RR into a huge slide and sent Jake into a huge high side moment. Miraculously Jake was able to stay onboard his Kawasaki but it allowed Leon Haslam past on the run into Taylor’s Hairpin.

Leon Haslam kept his cool in the final laps and crossed the line to win race 2 ahead of Dixon and Buchan.

Once again it was another 4th place finish for Glenn Irwin who finished ahead of the two Tyco BMW’s of Laverty and Iddon.

Richard Cooper came home in 7th position with Andrew Iwin, James Ellison and Peter Hickman rounding out the top 10.

Leon Haslam now has a 74 point lead over Jake Dixon who slots into second position. Bradley Ray drops to third position on 112 points.

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