Jake Dixon Returns to Moto2 Action for Americas Grand Prix

Having pulled out of the Portuguese Grand Prix last month, Jake Dixon will return to Moto2 action at this weekend’s Grand Prix of the Americas

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

This weekend’s Grand Prix of the Americas will see Jake Dixon return to racing in the Moto2 class.

The British rider has not yet started a race in 2024, after crashing in Saturday morning practice at the season-opening Qatar Grand Prix. That crash ruled him out in Lusail more or less on the spot, and a return in Portugal two weeks later only lasted until the end of Friday, after which Dixon retired from the weekend.

Now, almost one month on from the Qatar high-side, Dixon is set to make his racing return this weekend at the Grand Prix of the Americas in Texas.

“I have spent the last few weeks recovering and in rehabilitation,” Dixon said. “Fortunately, I am getting better every day, but it is hard to know how I am really doing without getting on the bike. 

“I am really looking forward to going to the United States and being able to ride in a race. For me, it will be the first race of the season - I will try to enjoy my return with the team and put the incident in Qatar behind me."

Dixon’s teammate, Izan Guevara, returns in Texas to the location of his Moto2 debut last year (he missed the first two races due to preseason surgery for arm pump). Guevara, the 2022 Moto3 World Champion, also scored his first Grand Prix victory in Austin back in 2021.

Speaking ahead of the 2024 Grand Prix of the Americas, Guevara, who is without points so far in this year, said: “Austin is a circuit I like a lot. I got my first World Championship victory there in Moto3 and last year I rode my first race there in Moto2. I hope to be at the front all weekend, I feel strong and ready. We will work from the first moment to achieve our goal, which is to be in the leading group."

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