Jake Dixon: Odyssey on – back to the USA / Moto2

Jake Dixon: Odyssey on – back to the USA / Moto2

British Moto2 star Jake Dixon from the CFMoto-Aspar Racing Team has finally overcome the consequences of his serious crash in Qatar. The beginning in the USA is protected.

Jake Dixon started the new Moto2 season as one of the co-entrants, but still has no points after two races. The legendary Brit from the CFMoto-Aspar squad suffered bruises, concussion and a bruised lung in the second training session in Doha during a high-speed downhill and subsequent impact. But the 28-year-old was lucky.

Examination did not show a breakdown of Brit. However, the father of the family could not take a flight home to Britain immediately and instead had to stay in the emirate for a whole week. However: “We had a few problems with our lungs, so the doctors did not advise me to get on the plane,” reports Dixon. “I had an ultrasound on site afterwards, it was a very stressful time.” And Dixon admits: “It was one of the worst moves of my career.”

In Portugal, the man from Dover previously received the green light from doctors for a careful examination during the mandatory fitness check on Thursday and then finished in seventh place on Friday. However, the pain was there and the feeling on the racing bike was not good. Later, after consulting with the Aspar team, Dixon decided to take the weekend off to give himself more time.

Dixon suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. “Maybe it was the most difficult decision of my career. But in the second training session I had problems not only with my back, but also with my head. Afterwards I talked to my manager, the team and my family. We came to the conclusion together that it was not safe for me compete in Portimão.”

The two-time Moto2 winner and fourth in the 2023 World Cup has now recovered and recently celebrated his youngest daughter Summer Rose’s first birthday with his wife Sarah in a close family circle. Moto2 now looks back to the US Grand Prix in Texas (April 14). At Austin in 2023, Dixon drove to the second row of the grid in qualifying, but was unable to take part in the race after drifting in the warm-up.