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Contrasting weekend for Olsen and Nixon
Contrasting weekend for Olsen and Nixon

Alex Olsen and Jack Nixon had contrasting weekends for the FHO team in the National Superstock Championship at Knockhill last weekend.

Olsen and Nixon had two races at the Scottish track. Olsen started and finished in fifth position in Saturday’s race, while Nixon had a tough battle on his first 1000cc race at Knockhill, crossing the line 14th.

In the second race Olsen started eighth and was able to claw back a few positions to bank another fifth, while Jack made an incredible start from 18th on the grid to cross the line ninth at the end of lap one. Unfortunately, he made a small error on lap two and crashed out, ending his weekend.

Speaking after the weekend, Olsen said: “Yeah, it hasn’t been too bad a weekend for me, I’m coming home from a round that’s been tough for the whole team with two fifth places so I can’t really complain too much.

“In the first race I finished where I started so I didn’t lose anything, of course I’d like to have been able to climb higher but that just wasn’t possible this weekend. In the second, I started a bit further back on the third row and I made up a few places and was just able to ride my own race to get another fifth.

“Knockhill is a strange track and I think like most other people, I’m looking forward to Brands Hatch after the break. I think we can look forward to being a lot more competitive there and hopefully we can push further forward.”

After a tough weekend, Nixon said: “I had a disappointing race on Saturday so I knew I had a lot of work on my hands in the second race. I got a really good start, I think I passed about nine people on lap one.

“But then I went to make another move but got a bit too tight to the kerb and another rider didn’t see me in time. I loaded the front a bit too much and it got to the top of the hill and it just unloaded all at once and tucked the front, a real slow crash and then I got hit from behind.

“I’m lucky to be alright, I couldn’t tell where I was actually hit because it all happened so fast but to be honest, I was lucky to get away with it. It’s a shame, I think we could’ve had a good result there, but these things happen. A massive thank you to the team for all the hard word, we’re making progress every round and look forward to continuing. Roll on Brands Hatch!”

Images courtesy of Double Red Photographic