Jake Dixon struggled throughout his final weekend with Petronas SRT, completing the Moto2 Valencia GP out of the points in 16th.
Dixon got a decent start to the second race, running 16th by lap two having lined up 23rd on the grid. The Brit, however, lost two places in the opening action before settling into a rhythm in 17th. Struggling for grip at the notoriously tricky track he failed to progress through the field as planned, ultimately crossing the Valencia finish line 16th.
“It’s been a difficult weekend to be fair and I’m not sure why but I’ve had zero grip,” Dixon said from the Ricardo Tormo paddock.
“No matter what the team tried it just didn’t seem to make any difference. It felt like every time I tried to get on throttle in corners I couldn’t turn like I wanted to.
“Coming from 23rd to finish 16th was the best that I could do in today’s race. It’s just been a struggle this weekend. Looking back at this season, I’ve come back from a broken wrist and it’s taken a year to recover. I haven’t felt great on the bike at times and it’s been difficult, but overall we’ve had our good times and thanks to the team for the past two years.”