This was the most disappointing weekend all season for 18-year-old Jake Dixon at round 11 of the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship at Silverstone. Sadly the youngster was troubled all weekend with technical problems on his Doodson Appleyard Macadam Yamaha and he was unable to start either of the two races over the weekend.
Sadly the problems have troubled the team since early August and despite valiant efforts to try and fix, solve and rectify the issues, this weekend it was to no avail. After a couple of issues on Friday the weather played into Jake's favour on Saturday for qualifying and he put the Yamaha on the front row in second position for the race that afternoon. Jake was only able to make the warm up lap when the bike had an engine problem and forced him to retire.
Still not discouraged Jake kept his hopes up for race two on Sunday but the electrical gremlin that has been intermittent on the bike since Thruxton reappeared that morning and this time the mechanics were unable to solve the problem and therefore he was pulled from the race.
Jake Dixon - "It's been hugely disappointing this season to have suffered with the amount of bad luck that we have but this weekend we got a double dose of it. It is a real shame as once I qualified on the front row I felt like I could run a good pace up at the front of the field. It just wasn't meant to be and seems to be the way my season has gone recently.
I know the team worked hard to try and sort everything out for me and appreciate the time they once again put in trying to sort it but they couldn't. I just want to get back out there racing and finish with some good results, I'm sorry to my sponsors and fans, as I've not been able to put on a show this weekend and represent them but thank them for continuing to stand by me through what has been a tough few months."
2014 Personal Sponsors
Shoei - Daytona - Forcefield Body Armour - Ovendens - Mutleys - Feridax - Transtore Logistics - Herbalife (www.jdrnutrition.com) - WIZ Racing - www.freestylextreme.com - anyone wishing to sponsor Jake this season with product or funding please get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org
Appleyard - Macadam - Doodson - Yamaha