MOTORCYCLING: Grantham’s Golden Era Dixon finishes fourth in championship

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Classic bike racer Jason Dixon went into the final round of the Golden Era Superbike Championships at Mallory Park lying in fourth place.

The 42-year-old from Grantham qualified his Clarion Suzuki in seventh place on the second row of the grid, after a wet session that began to show a dry line, but not enough for dry tyres.

Conditions were similar for race one but Jason got the Suzuki hooked up and off the starting line well, nipping up to fifth.

The leading five riders went into the hairpair on the sixth lap, but only three emerged unscathed, promoting Jason into third spot.

With two laps remaining, Jason managed to squeeze his bike into second when he took Gerrard’s on the outside to pass new 2012 champion Lee Reveley.

With only the race leader in front of him, Jason went for broke at Edwina’s on the final lap.

He went for the inside but Reveley, on his wheel, had the same idea. Jason changed his line and darted for the apex, putting a block pass on both bikes.

He held the lead for a split secpmd before the former leader resumed his position. Jason settled for a well deserved second place.

Conditions were perfect for the second race but Jason had a poor start and dropped several places. He had to battle hard throughout and came home sixth, retaining fourth in the championship.

Jason thanked “Team Dixon” and sponsors TPS Property Maintenance, RP Motorsport, Grantham Honda, Browny’s Boxing Gym, and HPC Homes