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MotoGP Jerez: Dixon ‘fast but no result again’

Jake Dixon had another promising Moto2 weekend disappear after sliding the Autosolar GasGas Aspar out of the Spanish Grand Prix.

The turn 13 crash saw Dixon collect Speed Up’s Fermin Aldeguer after making a move on the Spaniard for sixth, having ridden an impressive comeback through the intermediate mid pack after a difficult start found him on the edge of the points.

The Andalucian weekend had failed to deliver on the early promise after the 26-year-old had dominated Friday and Saturday’s practice sessions. Locking out all three by repeatedly setting the fastest laps across the board, Dixon struggled in qualifying before a late crash left him 11th on the grid, with the bad luck ultimately following him into Sunday’s battle.


“Not ideal!” Dixon reflected on Sunday afternoon. “I made a mistake in qualifying which did not give us the best position on the grid but I started to come back through and reached P6 or P7 when unfortunately me and Fermin came together.

“He ‘left the door open’ so I went up the inside and then had to brake harder because he was closing the line and that closed the front and we both went out.

“Sorry to him and his team because I never want to take anyone out. So, again fast but no real result. We have a test next week and we’ll work hard to try and improve the little areas that we have but, overall, I feel good on the bike. Our luck just needs to change and it will be good.”

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