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Tearful Jake Dixon takes maiden win at Knockhill

Tearful Jake Dixon takes maiden win at Knockhill

18/06/2017 at 15:41Updated 18/06/2017 at 20:02

An emotional Jake Dixon won his first-ever British Superbike race with a superb performance at Knockhill.

The 21-year-old hit the front on the first lap after a big wobble from polesitter Luke Mossey.

Dixon showed no sign of nerves as he guided his RAF Kawasaki to victory, but tears flowed after the chequered flag.

Video - Jake Dixon's emotion at brilliant first BSB victory

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Mossey came in second, while Ducati's Shakey Byrne held off Jason O'Halloran by just half a second to take the bottom step of the podium.

A standout performance from Bradley Ray ended in disappointment, as the Suzuki rider crashed out while on course for a top six finish.

BRITISH SUPERBIKES - KNOCKHILL RACE 1

  • 1-Jake Dixon (Kawasaki)
  • 2-Luke Mossey (Kawasaki) +3.740
  • 3-Shane Byrne (Ducati) +6.159
  • 4-Jason O'Halloran (Honda) +6.670
  • 5-Taylor McKenzie (Suzuki) +9.907
  • 6-Peter Hickman (BMW) +13.730
  • 7-John Hopkins (Ducati) +15.038
  • 8-Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki) +17.152
  • 9-Lee Jackson (BMW) +17.481
  • 10-Michael Laverty (Yamaha) +21.952
  • 11-Tommy Bridewell (Kawasaki) +23.412
  • 12-Jakub Smrz (BMW) +23.841
  • 13-James Westmoreland (Kawasaki) +27.251
  • 14-Aaron Zanotti (Yamaha) +1 lap
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