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Moto2 Dutch TT Assen - P2 Results | Jake Dixon dominates on day one

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Jake Dixon, GasGas Aspar, 2023 Moto2, Italian Moto2, Mugello, action [credit - Gold & Goose]

Jake Dixon sent a convincing signal of intent towards his rivals as he swept the board on the opening day of Practice for the Moto2 Dutch TT at Assen, the Briton close to lap breaking the eight-year old lap record.

Arriving in the Netherlands this weekend in a rich vein of form after back-to-back podiums, Dixon has identified Assen as arguably his best chance yet to secure an elusive maiden Moto2 victory.

It's an objective he started in fine style around the Dutch venue, Dixon fastest in P1 before routinely reacting quickly to any riders who usurped him in P2.


Eventually Dixon would shake out top with a 1m 36.463secs effort with three minutes to go, putting him close to breaking the oldest standing lap record in the GP calendar, that belonging to Johann Zarco, who turned in a 1m 36.346s lap back in 2015.

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Winner of the last two Moto2 races, Pedro Acosta trailed Dixon in second place +0.146s adrift of the GasGas Aspar rider, while Alonso Lopez completed a familiar looking top three.

Seemingly returning to the kind of form that saw him just miss out on the 2022 Moto2 title, Ai Ogura - who has endured a long road to recovery after a pre-season wrist injury - was a fine fourth best at the end of Friday, with Sam Lowes rounding out the top five.

Albert Arenas popped up into sixth place, ahead of Fermin Aldeguer and Somkiat Chantra, while the top ten was completed by championship leader Tony Arbolino and Barry Baltus.

Moto2 Dutch TT Assen | Practice 1 Results

Friday | Conditions - Dry, Sunny
2023 Moto2 Dutch TT | Assen, Netherlands | Combined Friday Practice Results | Round 8 of 20
1Jake DixonGBRAutosolar GasGas AsparKalex1m 36.463
2Pedro AcostaESPRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 36.609
3Alonso LopezESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 36.773
4Ai OguraJPNIDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 36.818
5Sam LowesGBRElf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 36.844
6Albert ArenasESPRed Bull KTM AjoKalex1m 36.966
7Fermin AldeguerESPSpeedUp RacingBoscoscuro1m 36.984
8Somkiat ChantraTHAIDEMITSU Honda AsiaKalex1m 36.994
9Tony ArbolinoITAElf Marc VDS RacingKalex1m 36.998
10Barry BaltusBELFieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 37.058
11Sergio GarciaESPPons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 37.101
12Aron CanetESPPons Wegow Los40Kalex1m 37.159
13Filip SalacCZEQJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 37.187
14Joe RobertsUSAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1m 37.204
15Jeremy AlcobaESPQJMOTOR GresiniKalex1m 37.420
16Lukas TulovicGERHusqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 37.514
17Manuel GonzalezJPNYamaha VR46 MasterCampKalex1m 37.583
18Dennis FoggiaITAItaltrans Racing TeamKalex1m 37.638
19Izan GuevaraESPAutosolar GasGas AsparKalex1m 37.737
20Sean Dylan KellyUSAAmerican RacingKalex1m 37.757
21Celestino ViettiITAFantic RacingKalex1m 37.860
22Darryn BinderRSAHusqvarna IntactGPKalex1m 38.102
23Zonta van den GoorberghNEDFieten Olie Racing GPKalex1m 38.163
24Carlos TatayESPAmerican RacingKalex1m 38.208
25Borja GomezESPFantic RacingKalex1m 38.928
26Yeray RuizESPForward TeamForward1m 39.203
27Taiga HadaJPNPertamina SAG TeamKalex1m 39.572
28Alex EscrigESPForward TeamForward1m 39.849
DNSBo BendsneyderNEDPertamina SAG TeamKalex

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