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Jake Dixon out of Portuguese Moto2 after opting to play it safe in wake of injury

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Jake Dixon has confirmed he will take no further part in this weekend’s Portuguese Moto2, Round 2 of the 2024 Moto2 World Championship, at Portimao after opting to put his health first and not risk another costly injury.

The CFMoto Aspar Team rider has been on the recovery trail since suffering a fast high-side during Practice 2 for the Qatar Moto2 opener at Lusail a fortnight ago, Dixon escaping without any broken bones but suffering internal trauma, especially to his lungs.

Necessitating an extended stay in hospital, Dixon was given the all-clear to compete in Portugal and duly looked to be back up to speed on his Kalex after ending the first day of Practice action up in seventh on the timesheets.


However, Dixon said that while he was fast against the clock, physically he says he was still having post-concussion symptoms into Friday evening. As such, he will watch the second round from the sidelines rather than risk another fall. 

"Honestly, it's been the most difficult decision of my career to date to make the decision to stop," Dixon told TNT Sports. 

"I was fast yesterday, but I've been feeling not 100%. Even from FP1 I didn’t feel fantastic. 

"I said to the team, ‘look, let me see how I feel in FP2’. Then as FP2 went on, not only struggling with my back, but also struggling with my head. I'm still having symptoms from post concussion. 

"So I think I spoke with my management, my team, my wife, my dad, everyone, and we all came to the conclusion that it's not safe to keep riding."

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