Jake Dixon is set to stay in the Moto2 class for 2022 after narrowly losing out on a MotoGP ride in the new/old RNF Yamaha team to Petronas team-mate Darryn Binder.
Dixon’s landing site is yet to be confirmed but the smart money is on a return to Aspar as Aron Canet is moving on. Dixon rode with the team three years ago on a troublesome KTM but next season will have a new Kalex to play on.
It is not yet clear whether Dixon will be able to take current crew chief and Petronas teamster Mark Woodage with him or if he will inherit Canet’s side of the garage in its entirety.
British fans had hoped Dixon would make the move into MotoGP this year but, as one insider put it, RNF Yamaha boss Razlan Razali can see something in Binder that no-one else can.