Dixon joins Lee Hardy Racing for 2017
Jake Dixon will stay with Lee Hardy Racing for 2017, with the rookie impressing ever since his Superbike debut at Knockhill earlier on in the year.
The former British Supersport contender has quickly become comfortable on the bike, despite never actually having rode a Superbike until the MCE BSB test in June. This is all the more impressive when you acknowledge he bagged a sixth place finish at Snetterton recently, a simple demonstration of the talent the rider has to offer.
Dixon said: "To be signed up for 2017 before we've even got to the half way stage of 2016 is a massive weight off my shoulders and will allow me to really focus on the job in hand. I have an amazing team around me and I feel we will only get stronger with each and every round. I would like to thank Lee, Briggs Equipment UK and the Royal Air Force for giving me this opportunity and I really can't wait for the rest of this season nor 2017!"
Team Owner Lee Hardy commented: "I'm delighted to have secured Jake's signature for the 2017 season and it's great for all concerned to have everything in place so soon. Since joining the team in June, he's made a major impression with both the team and the sponsors with his pace on the track being excellent given his lack of Superbike experience. He's scored points immediately and is beating riders who not only have more experience but have also won MCE BSB races - that shows the potential he has and we wanted to get him signed for 2017 as soon as possible.
"He's an up and coming rider with a lot of raw talent and we believe he's a future race winner in MCE BSB and possibly beyond. It's great to work with someone fresh and for Jake; he's joining an established MCE BSB team with a proven pedigree. Having the deal in place so early means there's continuity for everyone and crucially for Jake; there’s no pressure on him to get results in the second half of 2016. He can ride freely for the rest of the season, concentrate on his riding and continue to learn the Superbike, safe in the knowledge 2017 is already taken care of."
20.07.2016 - Big Ed