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Dixon bidding to cut Haslam’s lead in British Superbikes showdown

PUBLISHED: 10:58 26 September 2018

Simon Gilbert will have Eamon Mulholland in the sidecar at Assen Picture: Barry Clay

Simon Gilbert will have Eamon Mulholland in the sidecar at Assen Picture: Barry Clay

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Jake Dixon will be hoping to maintain his momentum when the British Superbikes head to Assen, in Holland, this weekend.

RAF Superbike rider Jake Dixon will be aiming for another pair of wins at Assen Picture: Barry ClayRAF Superbike rider Jake Dixon will be aiming for another pair of wins at Assen Picture: Barry Clay

Dixon secured both wins a fortnight ago at Oulton Park in the first of the three showdown rounds.

The RAF Regular and Reserves rider – who will move to the Moto 2 class in MotoGP World Championship next year riding for the Angel Neito team – needs to continue that form to reduce Leon Haslam’s lead in the title chase.

Haslam knows the circuit well from his Grand Prix and World Superbike days and is no stranger to the podium there.

The sidecars are back in action, and with North Walsham’s Jack Tritton competing in the British Kart Championship his place in the draperRacing’s sidecar driven by Simon Gilbert has been taken by Irish passenger Eamon Mulholland. RAF man Michael Russell from King’s Lynn races in the True Heroes Racing sidecar with Shaun Parker and in the Ducati TriOptions Cup.

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