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”A really frustrating time”: Lung issue preventing Jake Dixon flying home after Qatar crash

Gold and Goose

British Moto2 rider Jake Dixon has provided an update on his physical condition following his crash at last weekend’s Qatar Grand Prix.

Dixon crashed during practice for the race at the Lusail International Circuit, which opened the 2024 Moto2 World Championship.

Jake Dixon, 2024 Moto2 Jerez Test. Credit: Gold and Goose.

The crash ruled Dixon out of contention for the season-opener, and injuries sustained in the crash are now preventing the #96 CFMoto Aspar rider from flying home.

“As you may see in the background,” Dixon said in a video posted to his personal Instagram page, “we’re obviously not home yet. From such a big crash in Qatar, I wasn’t allowed to fly home because I had a few things wrong with me from such a massive crash, a big impact.”

Dixon said that the main issue preventing him from returning home after the Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix is a concern regarding his respiratory system. “The main thing was my lung that prevented me from flying, we have a slight problem with that, that the doctors said it wasn’t safe to fly.”

The British rider added that he has some more scans coming up at the weekend, which should make a fly-home date more clear. “We have some more scans on Sunday to understand exactly when I can fly home. But I just want to thank everyone who’s involved: all the medical staff in Qatar, all of Dorna medical staff, MotoGP, everyone involved to get me to the hospital safely, to get all the correct scans, and make sure that I’m in the safest hands possible.”

Jake Dixon, 2024 Moto2 Jerez Test. Credit: Gold and Goose.

A previous social media post from Dixon, posted on the Sunday evening after his crash, confirmed he is “OK” following his Saturday morning practice high-side at the high-speed turn 12 of the Lusail International Circuit. Scans at that time showed Dixon was without any fractures.

The post said: “I’m OK, it’s been a tough couple days but I’m OK. A huge thanks to Shoei and Rev’It for the protection.

“It hurt not to be on the grid for the first race of the season, but my health comes first.

“I will remain a few days in Qatar as I need some more medical checks.


“I want to thank the circuit, the hospital and the championship doctors and of course my CFMoto Aspar Team.”

Dixon’s CFMoto Aspar teammate, Izan Guevara, retired from 22nd place at the Qatar Grand Prix due to worsening rear grip issues.

Aspar’s fortunes were better in the Moto3 class, where David Alonso took victory and the championship lead in the opening race of the season.

The Moto2 World Championship will be back in action for the second round at the Portuguese Grand Prix on 22-24 March.

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