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British Superbikes news - Jake Dixon snatches pole in Brands Hatch to keep pressure on Leon Haslam

Dixon snatches pole in Brands Hatch to keep pressure on Haslam

13/10/2018 at 12:46Updated 13/10/2018 at 14:11

Jake Dixon snatched pole position in qualifying for the first race of the final Showdown weekend at Brands Hatch.

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The RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki rider is 61 points behind Championship leader Leon Haslam and will be delighted to have put the pressure back on his title rival.

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A red flag came out in Q2 after Jason O'Halloran's bike leaked oil on to the track, causing crashes for Dixon and Luke Mossey.

However, the 22-year-old recovered and saw off competition from Glenn Irwin and Tarran Mackenzie with a time of 1:24.699.

Haslam will begin Race 1, which starts at 4pm and could confirm him as this year's champion if results go his way, in eighth.

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