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British Moto2 | Can Jake Dixon get that winning feeling again at Silverstone?

Jake Dixon, GasGas Aspar, 2023 Moto2, Dutch Moto2, Assen, portrait [credit - Gold & Goose]

Jake Dixon will aim to become the first British rider in eight years to taste grand prix glory on home soil as he looks to build on his popular maiden Moto2 victory last time out at Assen.

The GasGas Aspar rider broke his long awaited GP victory duck ahead of the summer break in the Netherlands, a win almost five years in the making and coming in his 72nd attempt.

A lengthy wait or not, victory came on a wave of good form that has lifted the Kent rider to third in the overall standings, 44 points adrift of series leader Tony Arbolino.


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It means Dixon starts as a favourite for victory on familiar soil at Silverstone where he will aim to become the first British rider to taste success on home soil since 2015 when Danny Kent took victory in the Moto3 class en route to title glory.

“We closed the first half of the year on a high, with a win at Assen, and now that we're racing at home the goal has to be the same. 

“I feel strong and this weekend we are going to fight for the front positions. The objective has to be to continue getting more podiums and to opt for victory, to reach the final part of the season with a chance to be in front.”

No British rider has won at Silverstone in the Moto2 class as yet with the last home grown intermediate class victory coming a decade ago with Scott Redding’s win at Donington Park in 2013.

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