MotoGP: Jake Dixon signs new Moto2 deal with GASGAS Aspar for 2023 season

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Jake Dixon has signed a new deal with the GASGAS Aspar Team ahead of this weekend’s Thailand Grand Prix for the 2023 Moto2 season.

The British rider is experiencing his best season yet in the intermediate class and sits eighth overall after securing four podiums. He has 121 points to his name with four races remaining, compared to grands totals of 30 in 2021, 44 in 2020, and seven in his maiden campaign in 2019.

Dixon recorded three consecutive podiums at Assen, Silverstone and the Red Bull Ring, whilst he also finished second at the Circuit of the Americas. Currently, Dixon has finished inside the top six on eight occasions.

“I am looking forward to my third season with the GASGAS Aspar Team,” Dixon said. “I want to continue improving and evolving, in the race weeks that we have left this year and in the next season. This year has been incredible, with four podiums, two pole positions and six front rows. We are just missing the first victory, but we don’t have to be impatient because, working like this, it will come soon.

“In 2023 we will have to take a leap and fight for the title. This year we have been fast, but we have to put into practice everything we have been learning to be able to fight for the championship. I want to do my best and I’m glad I can continue working together with my technical team.

“I want to thank the team again, for having trusted in me from the first moment and because together we can achieve great results.”

Jake Dixon celebrates his podium at Silverstone

This is Dixon’s second stint with Aspar having made the switch from the Bennetts British Superbike Championship to the team in 2019. Dixon finished second overall to Leon Haslam in BSB the previous year for Lee Hardy Racing.

Dixon spent 2020 and 2021 with the now defunct Petronas Sprinta Racing team, racing a Kalex chassis for the first time. The Brit secured a best result of fourth in Aragon during his time with Petronas, and crashed out of the lead in the wet at Le Mans that same season.

Dixon also made his MotoGP debut with Petronas Yamaha last season, becoming teammates with Valentino Rossi at Silverstone and Aragon. Dixon finished 19th at Silverstone but crashed at Aragon.

“We brought Jake Dixon into the World Championship in 2019 and I must say that he has grown spectacularly in recent years, Team Boss Jorge Martinez added. “We are very happy to have been able to form a great team around him, which has allowed him to think only about competing and achieving the best possible result.

“This year we have celebrated some podiums with him, but next year he has to fight constantly to be in the top three. We are sure that he will be able to get it.”