Moto2: Meet The Rookies. #7: Jake Dixon

British Superbike runner up Jake Dixon joins the Angel Nieto Moto2 team for 2019 after a successful few years racing in several championships in Britain.

Jake Dixon is a 23-year-old rider from Dover who will compete in his debut season onboard the Angel Nieto KTM Moto2 machine in 2019.

Dixon started racing at the age of 12 in the Southern Supermoto Championship before advancing to the Aprilia Superteens Championship in 2010. In his first season onboard the Superteens, Jake ended the year in 3rd place.

Dixon then stepped up to the RRV450 Challenge Championship finishing 3rd overall once again. After two successful seasons onboard the Aprilia’s, Dixon joined the National Superstock 600cc championship at the age of 16. In that season, Dixon seriously impressed onboard the Shaun Rose prepared Moto-Breakers Yamaha R6 finishing 4th in the Championship, despite an injury picked up in a crash at Cadwell Park.

In his debut season, Dixon caught the eye of Craig Fitzpatrick who signed Dixon for the 2014 British Supersport championship onboard a Yamaha R6. After a good start to the season, Dixon crashed heavily at Oulton Park breaking his scaphoid which ended the season for Dixon.

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Dixon returned to action in 2015 riding the Smiths prepared 675cc Triumph, finishing the year in 3rd. The following year Dixon teamed up with Dave Tyson’s Tsingtao MV Agusta team but split halfway through the 2016 season.

After splitting with the MV Team, Dixon was offered an alternate ride for the season joining Lee Hardy’s Briggs Equipment team onboard a BMW S1000RR. After five rounds his brakes failed at Oulton Park resulting in a broken hip which ended his season.

In 2017 Dixon remained with the Lee Hardy Racing Team but switched to Kawasaki machinery. Dixon made his mark in Scotland winning both races at Knockhill which helped him make it to the showdown in 2017 and ended the season in 6th, and as a title contender for 2018. Dixon also competed in the British World Superbike round putting his BSB Spec Kawasaki inside the top 10.

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The 2018 season saw Dixon stand on the top step three times and finished 2nd to fellow Kawasaki rider Leon Haslam.

Qatar will not be Dixon’s debut race however after the Brit was called to replace Marcel Schrotter at the Dynavolt IntactGP team at Silverstone in 2017 where he finished 25th. Dixon also got another chance at Valencia but pulled out of the race after a morning warm-up crash.

Dixon will ride for the Angel Nieto Aspar Moto2 team in 2019 alongside fellow Rookie Xavi Cardelus.

Dixon joins Lowes as the only British riders on the grid in 2019, with the pair hoping to do their country proud.

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Photo Credit: Jake Dixon

Find out how Dixon gets on in 2019 here at NowMoto.

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