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“You ruin everyone’s championships!” - Dixon launches scathing attack on Binder 

Jake Dixon, GasGas Aspar, 2023 Moto2, portrait [credit - Gold & Goose]

Jake Dixon couldn’t hide his anger following an early exit at the hands of Darryn Binder from the British Moto2 at Silverstone, demanding that the former MotoGP rider be banned for ‘ruining his championship’.

Dixon, a winner last time out at Assen, came to his home event bidding to become the first British GP race winner since Danny Kent won the 2015 Moto3 race but only got as far as the final Club corner on the opening lap after contact with Binder.


Already on the back foot after a fall in qualifying left him 15th, Dixon was making up ground on the opening lap when Binder’s awkward angle coming round the fast right-hand flick instead forced him down off his GasGas Aspar Kalex.

The incident received short shrift from an emotional Dixon, who proceeded to launch into a scathing attack in which he calls the South African ‘an absolute clown’ before declaring he should be banned.

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“It was clear,” he told TNT Sports. “Honestly, sometimes I don’t understand what this guy is doing!

“He can clearly see that I’m past him. Use your brain! I’m faster than you. I’m going to pull us forwards. Don’t ram me!

“You’re going to listen to this - you’ve ruined my championship. You ruin everyone’s championships, mate. You’re an absolute idiot!

“I’m absolutely raging. We put so much hard work in. I made a mistake yesterday, but… he’s just an absolute clown. I’m sick to death of it. When you’re around people like him…


“Ban him! Ban him! It’s stupid. He does it to everyone. How many times has he done it? I’m not just exaggerating. He does it all the time. Moto3, now Moto2. It’s stupid.”

Dixon diatribe references Binder’s role in a Moto3 collision at Portimao in 2021 during which he collided with Foggia and ended his burgeoning title hopes towards the end of the season.

Binder was given a long lap penalty for his part in the incident, the Husqvarna IntactGP rider eventually finishing 15th.

Dixon, meanwhile, has seen his title hopes dealt a huge blow, the Briton left 52 points adrift of the lead fight.

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