Jake Dixon: Being able to fight for the top five Moto2 would be a very positive goal

Jake Dixon

Moto2, Dixon: ‘I’ve typically been good’ in Qatar, top 5 ‘would be very positive,’ while Albert Arenas wants to be ‘Albert Arenas again.’

Jake Dixon

Jake Dixon and 2020 Moto3 champion Albert Arenas, two riders hoping to improve on a bitterly underwhelming 2021 season, are looking forward to their debut season with the new GASGAS Aspar Moto2 squad.

Dixon, the past BSB runner-up, is in the midst of a pivotal 2022 season.

Dixon will most likely want his best year yet in the intermediate class if he is to be the first British MotoGP rider since Crutchlow left at the end of 2020, despite getting a two-race try-out in MotoGP following the Maverick Vinales debacle, which led to Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow, who was already replacing an injured Franco Morbidelli at Petronas Yamaha, to be elevated to the Monster Energy Team.

Dixon, who ranked fourth in the lone Official Moto2 pre-season test in Portimao, believes a top five result in Qatar, a circuit ‘I’ve usually been good at,’ is a very realistic prospect.

Dixon said: “I really like the Qatar circuit; I’ve usually been good at it. I’m looking forward to competing there after the Portimao test, where we finished with a very good feeling. 

“Being able to fight for the top five would be a very positive goal.”

Albert Arenas, on the other side of the GASGAS Aspar Team garage, expects that 2022 will be the year when we see the true ‘Albert Arenas again.’

During his first year in Moto2, the Spanish racer only finished in the top ten once, and was frequently outperformed by fellow 2021 rookies Raul Fernandez, Celestino Vietti, and Ai Ogura.

“The goal in Qatar will be to enjoy racing again, to be Albert Arenas again,” said the six-time Moto3 race winner. 

“In Portimao, talking to my team, I told them that I felt like I was coming back, so that’s going to be my goal at the start of the season.”

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