Jack Nixon in the seventh round of the Junior Superstock at Snetterton. PHOTO: Camipix

Submitted for publication in the Folkestone Herald

Jack Nixon bounced back from a retirement at Cadwell to win the seventh round of the Junior Superstock at Snetterton.

In Norfolk, Nixon got off to a good start, finishing both Friday’s free practice sessions in the top three, improving his time.

Nixon entered this round without leading the championship, so his only goal was to get the maximum points.

But he needed to get a good qualifying position and on lap seven of 11 around the 2.96 mile track, Nixon put the Yamaha R6 on pole.

The driver from Folkestone, Kent, did not get off to a perfect start in the race, he was swallowed up by the other leading riders and pushed him to second, third and then fourth.

Jack Nixon in the seventh round of the Junior Superstock at Snetterton. PHOTO: Camipix

By lap eight he was back in second place and stayed there until the penultimate lap, when he took over leader Joe Talbot, and Nixon crossed the line first after realizing a gap of 0.12 seconds.

After the race, Nixon said: “Once again we knew it would be important to bounce back this weekend after a retirement at Cadwell.

“Friday consisted of changes on the bike to make me feel comfortable which meant I ended the day feeling good and in P2.

“Before qualifying we had another modification to try and it gave me a lot of confidence to push, I qualified P1 and the pace was very fast compared to previous years.

“In the race I got off to a slower start because I struggled with the grip and the feel at the back, but I knew I had to push and try to find something more, I stepped for the lead on lap 11/12 and pushed until I saw the checkered flag giving me the win.

“I’m really happy to end the weekend so well like this and aim to keep the momentum going at Silverstone.”

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