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Jake Dixon regains momentum again with Austrian Moto2 top five finish

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Jake Dixon, GasGas Aspar, 2023 Moto2, Austrian Moto2, Spielberg, action [credit - Gold & Goose]

Jake Dixon put the disappointment of his early exit from his home British Moto2 race to secure a generous haul of points in the Austrian Moto2 with a run to fourth in Spielberg.

A Moto2 race winner for the first time prior to the summer break at Assen, Dixon was the form man coming into his local round after the six-week pause. However, having built up a head of steam with four consecutive podiums, Dixon’s momentum was checked on home soil when he crashed out of the race on lap one.

Striking a blow to his already slender Moto2 title aspirations, Dixon nonetheless regrouped for round ten in Austria on the GasGas Aspar bike to get his head down and establish himself among the front runners all weekend.


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Qualifying fourth and running as high as second early on following a strong start, though Dixon couldn’t withstand the advances of Ai Ogura and Celestino Vietti, he’d go on to protect a solid fourth at the flag.

“I knew it was going to be a difficult hot race. I'm really happy with the way I have started because I was struggling in that aspect. 

“I have had some problems with the front tyre and I have focused on riding consistently. They have got away from me a little bit, but I have been able to close the gap by two seconds. 

“We will keep working session by session, race by race and lap by lap. I really enjoy working with this team. I feel I am in a good moment and we will come back stronger.”

Despite losing ground to second place finisher and series leader Pedro Acosta in the overall standings, Dixon regained some ground on sixth place man Tony Arbolino. At the half-way stage in the season, Dixon is 59 points shy of Acosta out front and 47 points behind Arbolino.

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