Jack Nixon hails from Folkestone in Kent. The 16-year-old has only been racing for three years and featured in the first ever British Talent Cup championship in 2018. Apart from the first race, he crossed the finish line in every one thereafter. Nixon ended the season on 80 points and seventh overall in the championship. He was invited back to compete in the series again for 2019.
He also rode a GP class Moto3 during 2018 finishing an impressive seventh in the British Motostar championship. His first season on a GP machine also saw him take his first podium, a second place at Oulton Park in September.
In 2017 he rode in the Santander Consumer Finance KTM British Junior Cup he managed to finish the season runner-up. In fact, going into the final round, he was just half a point behind the eventual title winner.
In the last round of the season, Jack Nixon and Fenton Seabright battled hard for the title. However, a late crash at Clearways for Nixon, whilst leading, meant no points. His rival scored the maximum. In race two he finished second and runner-up in the championship.
In the KTM World Final in Jerez, he competed against 29 other riders from 9 different KTM championships. Nixon had a fantastic first race missing out on the win by less than official timers could even measure! In a photo-finish, he was placed second 0.00 seconds behind the winner! In the second race, he experienced an oil leak whilst challenging at the front of the race. The result was a high-speed crash but luckily he suffered only bruising.
His fantastic efforts in the KTM British Junior Cup got him invited to try out in the ultra-competitive Red Bull Rookies Cup. Although he didn’t get selected (only one British rider did) it was a clear indication of how quickly he has progressed over his short racing career.
He was one of the 22 riders selected late in 2017 to compete in the 2018 British Talent Cup championship.
Next year, Nixon will also compete in the Hel Performance British Motostar GP class series for the Santander Salt Team.