After a difficult season this year Jake Dixon on the Doodson Appleyard Macadam Yamaha was looking to end his season on a high note at Brands Hatch this weekend. The 18-year-old from Dover has been troubled with electrical and mechanical problems all season and wanted some strong results at his most local circuit of Brands. In the opening Motorpoint British Supersport sprint race Jake gained seventh place and in the main feature race he was fourth. Jake finished eighth overall in the Championship standings.
Once again the weather took a turn for the worse for qualifying which always makes the playing field a little more equal, Jake was sat in a provisional pole position for some of the session but as the track dried he slipped back to fifth place on the grid. He got a bad start and dropped to ninth after lap one, he pushed hard and dug deep but was only able to manage seventh place.
In the second race Jake started from fifth on the grid for the 18-lap race, he got a good start and was fourth after the opening lap. He was forced wide on lap four and slipped back to sixth but soon re-grouped and showed the form he did mid-season, before any of the bike issues, he was in with a shout of a podium towards the end of the race today but gained a solid fourth place.
Jake Dixon - "It's nice to have finished the season with a fourth, I was trying so hard for a podium but just didn't have the drive down the long straights to catch up with the three in front of me. It was great to be back out there fighting again this weekend and it's certainly been a testing season for me this year. I have missed a lot of track time but really nice to get two solid points scoring results especially at my most local circuit.
I would like to thank all my personal sponsors that have stuck by me this season through thick and thin this year. I hope to be back next season, fitter and stronger and in a position to gain that long sought podium. Thank you to everyone for helping me, a massive thank you must go to my Dad, Darren, he's been unreal this year and put so much faith and belief in me, I really appreciate everything he has done."
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