Jake Dixon OUT of Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix After Practice Crash

British Moto2 rider Jake Dixon has been ruled unfit for this weekend’s Qatar Grand Prix after a crash during practice on Saturday

Jake Dixon, 2024 Moto2 Qatar Grand Prix. - Gold and Goose

Jake Dixon has been declared unfit for this weekend’s season-opening Qatar Grand Prix after crashing during practice.

Dixon suffered a heavy crash during Moto2 Practice 2 on Saturday morning at the Lusail International Circuit, high-siding at turn 12, the first of three consecutive fast right-handers towards the end of the lap.

Dixon was taken to the circuit medical centre where he was reported to be conscious, and where he underwent preliminary scans which revealed no fractures. He was then transferred to hospital in Doha, where it was confirmed that Dixon suffered no fractures. 

On returning to the Lusail International Circuit, Dixon was declared unfit by the MotoGP medical team, and will be forced to miss the Qatar Grand Prix, the first race of the 2024 Moto2 World Championship.

British MotoGP broadcaster TNT Sports spoke to the CFMoto Aspar team manager, 2011 125cc World Champion Nico Terol, who confirmed that Dixon is “okay” after his crash.

In Moto2 qualifying, Dixon’s CFMoto Aspar teammate Izan Guevara qualified ninth, while Aron Canet - the standout rider during Moto2’s short preseason - took pole position ahead of Speed Up’s Alonso Lopez and Gresini’s Albert Arenas.

The Qatar Grand Prix is the first race for the Moto2 World Championship with Pirelli tyres, with Dunlop having been the sole tyre supplier from the championship’s inception in 2010 until the end of the 2023 season. The Aspar team, with its new CFMoto backing as a result of its affiliation with the Pierer Mobility Group, has also switched to WP (which is owned by PMG) suspension from Ohlins for 2024, along with the KTM Ajo and IntactGP Husqvarna teams.

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