▶ Jake Dixon #96

  • Birth date: 15/01/1996 - DOVER – GB - GB Age: 27
  • First Grand Prix: British GP Moto2 2017
  • First pole: Indonesian GP Moto2 2022
  • First podium: Las Américas GP Moto2 2022
  • Podiums: 6
  • Poles: 2
  • Best general result: 6th MOTO2 2022
  • GP best result: 67

▶ Biography

Jake Dixon faces his fifth season in Moto2 as one of the most experienced riders in the category. Jake has grown with the GASGAS Aspar Team to become one of the main candidates to fight for podiums and victories at all circuits.   

Jake's childhood was always influenced by the world of motorbikes. His father, Darren Dixon, was a professional rider and instilled the values of this sport in his son. Dixon started to develop his motivation to become a professional rider and made his debut at the age of thirteen in the Aprilia Superteens, where he surprised everyone with a creditable third position in the overall standings.   

In the following years, his strong performance in the British Superbike Championship did not go unnoticed. After becoming runner-up in the most important Superbike National Championship in the world, Aspar Team gave him the opportunity to arrive to the World Championship in 2019 to compete in Moto2, a category in which Jake could compete in the British GP in 2017 as a substitute rider.   

Already in his first complete year, Jake Dixon began his learning period in one of the most complicated categories in the World Championship. He did not know most of the circuits and had not arrived to Moto2 by the "usual" way. Despite this, he did not give up and continued fighting to settle himself in the category. His progression since his debut has been upwards: 7 points in 2019, 44 in 2020, 30 in 2021 (when he missed a couple of races due to having his debut as a MotoGP rider in Great Britain, sharing the garage with a certain Valentino Rossi)... But the best was yet to come. 

Last year, Jake came back home for his best season as a World Championship rider. Dixon started the season on a high and, while in Indonesia he took his first pole position in the World Championship, two races later, in the United States, he got his first podium. During 2022, the GASGAS Aspar Team rider got used to finish in third position and achieved another five podiums, three of them back-to-back at Assen, Silverstone and the Red Bull Ring. Dixon finished the season in sixth position after scoring 168.5 points, more than in all his previous seasons combined.   

After four growing seasons, 2023 is the perfect opportunity for Dixon to try to reap what he has shown and fight to be one of the leading contenders for the world title.