MOTORCYCLING: Disappointing weekend for classic superbike racer Jason

Jason Dixon: Photo: Richard Howlett
Jason Dixon: Photo: Richard Howlett

GRANTHAM classic superbike racer Jason Dixon had a disappointing weekend in rounds 10 and 11 of the Golden Era race series at Rockingham’s road course circuit.

Aware that a good set-up was essential at the Northamptonshire circuit, Jason and his team had the front forks of his Clarion Suzuki resprung and serviced by RP Motorsport during the four-week break from competition since the last rounds.

Jason was disappointed only to qualify seventh but got a fairly good start in Saturday’s first race. He held position on the first corner and made up a place going into the hairpin, but sixth place was all he could manage with tyre grip diminishing.

The team dropped tyre pressure in the rear Bridgestone for the second race in which battled through to another second place.

New brake pads were installed for Sunday’s first race. Jason lost places when he was forced to go straight on at the hairpin to avoid a collision.

Down amongst the slower riders, Jason shredded his rear tyre as he pushed hard and came home ninth.

With a new rear tyre fitted, and the old brake pads re-installed as the new ones had overheated, Jason finished the final race of the weekend in seventh place.