Oulton BSB: Jake Dixon romps to Oulton double

Jake Dixon pulled of the double in dominant style at a drying Oulton Park.

Race 2 kicked off in mixed conditions but all riders chose the dry front and rear tyres.

Dixon took the lead from pole position and pulled out a very healthy gap over Honda’s Jason O’Halloran who once again found himself fending off Leon Haslam.

After an impressive race 1, Bridewell slotted his Moto Rapido Ducati into 4th place with Tarran Mackenzie rounding off the top 5 in the early laps.

Halsall’s Suzuki’s Tom Neave’s race came to an early end when he high-sided on the exit of the chicane

After a good start, Michael Laverty dropped down to 7th before high-siding at Cascades.

7 laps into the 2nd race O’Halloran was still holding off Leon Haslam who had an impatient Bridewell, Mackenzie and his team-mate behind him.

Haslam made a replica move to what he made in race 1 passing O’Halloran into the final corner at the end of lap 7.

Bridewell dropped behind Mackenzie as the young McAms rider set his sights on the podium, but was re-passed into Hizzy’s chicane.

Buildbase Suzuki continued to have a bad day with Cooper sliding out at Old Hall Bend whilst Ray was down fighting Andrew Irwin for 9th.

Buildbase Suzuki and Bradley Ray’s season gets worse after loosing the front in the same style as his team-mate, ending his championship hopes.

With 6 laps remaining disaster would strike yet again at turn 1, this time Honda’s Jason O’Halloran who crashed out of third.

Back at the front, Leon Haslam was closing down Jake Dixon’s advantage at the front as the pair looked to scrap it out on the final few laps.

Further back Glenn Irwin was fighting back through the field moving up to 6th after getting the better of Mackenzie and then Mossey for 5th.

Final lap of the race and the pressure was on Jake Dixon after Haslam cut the gap from 5 seconds to just 1.2s as the pair started the final lap.

Jake Dixon however was able to hold off the JG Speedfit Kawasaki with Bridewell bagging yet another podium.

Mackenzie got the better of Brookes and Irwin for 4th on the final lap.

Leon’s gap at the front is cut to just 31 points as we head to Assen.

Featured Image Credit: Impact Images

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