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RAF Regular and Reserves rider Jake Dixon claims first World Championship points

PUBLISHED: 12:05 31 May 2017

Jake Dixon claimed his first World Championship points at Donington Park. Picture: Barry Clay

Jake Dixon claimed his first World Championship points at Donington Park. Picture: Barry Clay

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The UK round of the World Superbike Championship was held at Donington Park over the Bank Holiday weekend and both local British Superbike Championship teams were competing.

In the main Superbike races the RAF Regular and Reserves from RAF Marham had a wildcard entry for Jake Dixon and he made good use of it by qualifying in 16th place despite this being his first time in the series. Unfortunately his choice of tyre let him down in the first race and he was forced to retire.

The team made no mistakes in the second race and fitted a slightly harder rear tyre and Dixon was in his element bringing the Kawasaki ZX10-RR home in ninth place and grabbing his first World Championship points.

The support races included a round of the British Superstock 1000 series and it was a good day for Bowthorpe’s Morello Racing in the two 50 mile races. Danny Buchan arrived trailing Richard Cooper by eight points after three rounds and meant business.

Buchan took lead in the first race with Cooper going with him and even taking the lead a couple of times before he pulled the pin and left Cooper to take the win.

In the second race Buchan said he just went for it, putting both the Morello Team Green Kawasakis on the podium.

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