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MotoGP Aragon: Dixon bags best-ever Moto2 result

Jake Dixon is already eager to return to Motorland Aragon after securing the best result of his Moto2 career to-date at the Spanish circuit.

Leaving the disappointment of Le Mans firmly behind him, the Brit bounced back to put in a mature and determined performance, concluding the Aragon GP with a stunning fourth place finish.

A great start allowed Dixon to battle for second place in the opening corner before unfortunately running wide, recovering quickly to consolidate fourth place as the first lap unfolded.


Dropping back slightly mid-race, the Brit was unfazed, putting in a confident performance aboard his Petronas Sprinta machine as he recovered to fifth, pulling a more than comfortable five-second-gap from the riders behind.

Dixon then chose to control his pace to ensure he finished in a strong position, riding a spirited but solitary race for the remaining laps until an accident for leader Marco Bezzecchi on the penultimate lap promoted him to a career-best fourth as the race met its conclusion.

“Unfortunately I wasn’t on the podium, but it’s my best result to date," said Dixon.

“I struggled a little to go with the race leaders, but about mid-race I was able to stabilise the gap they’d created. I started to chip away at [Jorge] Martin and [Enea] Bastianini, but I ran out of tyres.

“I was a bit conservative as I didn’t know how hard to go or how much of the tyres to use, but this is knowledge I have now for the next race here.

These boys have got a lot of experience, a lot of track knowledge, it’s my second-ever time here at this track so I’m only getting stronger but again I’m only understanding the bike more and more as the race goes on and how hard to push at the beginning. I probably could have gone a bit faster but that’s all just a learning curve.

“I’ve already said to the team that I know in a few areas where we can make a slight improvement to the bike and I’m feeling really confident.

“Compared to where we were at the beginning of the weekend, I didn’t expect this result. I’m really happy though, especially as it’s only my second time at this track and I want to thank the team for their hard work. I can’t wait for next week and hopefully we can go one step better.”

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