Moto2: Jake Dixon to remain with Petronas Sprinta Racing for 2021

The Petronas Sprinta Racing team have confirmed that Jake Dixon will remain with the team for the 2021 Moto2 season.

The Brit will race alongside Xavi Vierge once again next year as the team continue with an unchanged rider line-up. 

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“I am so happy to be continuing with Petronas Sprinta Racing for another year,” Dixon said. “It made sense for both parties to be continuing, as it was only my first season with the team, and the Kalex chassis, this year and we’re only getting stronger together. We’re already achieving great things and I think we can seriously consider being able to mount a title challenge in 2021.

“I’m really happy and I just want to say a massive thanks to everyone at Petronas Sprinta Racing and all of our partners for the confidence in me and for making this happen, and I hope to do you proud!”

Dixon has had a strong second season in the intermediate class and has been particularly impressive throughout the last few rounds. At the Styrian GP, held at the Red Bull Ring in Austria, Dixon secured his first top 10 when he finished eighth. 

He then finished sixth at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Misano before a snapped throttle cable forced him to retire from the same position in Barcelona. At Le Mans Dixon secured fifth on the grid, before leading the majority of the wet race. Sadly, Dixon crashed out of the lead with seven laps remaining. 

Dixon bounced back at Aragon last weekend by qualifying and finishing the race in fourth – securing his best-ever finish in Moto2. 

“The progress that Jake has made from the first race this year to now has been amazing and exceeded all expectations,” team director Johan Stigefelt added. When we saw his steep upward curve in performance, we decided that we couldn’t let him go after only one year.

“Jake will only continue to become stronger in the second year, with the same team and crew around him. It’s good for the team and it’s good for the championship. I’m pleased that we can continue with a very strong set up in Moto2 with Jake and Xavi.”

Heading into the Teruel Grand Prix at Aragon this weekend, Dixon currently sits 17th in the standings with 35 points.