Jake Dixon is determined to bring his landmark 2023 Moto2 World Championship campaign to a grandstand finish at this weekend’s season-ending Valencia Moto2 as he looks to seal third in the overall standings.
This weekend’s traditional Spanish finale sees GasGas Aspar Team rider Dixon bring the curtain down on his fifth and most successful season competing in the competitive intermediate grand prix category.
In a year that has seen Dixon at last top the Moto2 podium, first at Assen and then again at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, his results have set him on a course for a top three finish in the final standings - a step forward from the sixth place he achieved in 2022.
However, his ‘bronze medal’ is by no means assured just yet, Dixon having come under pressure from an in-form Fermin Aldeguer, whose victories in each of the last three events have seen him move to within seven points of the Briton.
With Aron Canet also still in the running heading to Valencia, the Pons Racing rider some 19 points adrift, Dixon is determined not to relinquish third overall at this final stage.
“I was expecting a better result [in Qatar, but] I want to get back on the podium in Valencia
“It has been my best season to date in the World Championship, but we must work again to get on the podium and to close the year where we deserve.
“In Qatar we couldn't fight for the first positions, but are going to fully focus on improving that in Valencia.”