Jake Dixon will remain in the Moto2 next year. There had been rumors recently that the British rider was going to transfer to the MotoGP to ride the Gresini team’s Ducati, which was also of Dorna’s interest with regard to the renewal of television rights in Great Britain. Today, however, the official statement came from the GasGas Aspar team: Jake will be racing with the Spanish team in 2024, alongside Izan Guevara, who has also been reconfirmed.
“We’ve had almost two incredible seasons together so far so I’m really excited to stay with GASGAS Aspar Team for another year,” Dixon said. “We both have goals, for the remainder of 2023, but then also full-on for 2024. We’ve regularly been in the running for podiums and wins, and we’re third in the championship at the moment, so I feel like I’m in a strong place and the right place.”
Izan Guevara commented: “I’m really grateful for the trust the GASGAS Aspar Team has placed in me for the last few years. Together, we’ve achieved pretty much everything we were aiming for. The Moto3 world championship racing in 2020, the title in 2022 and, now, fighting for what we can in the Moto2 and with another goal for 2024. My adaptation to the class is going positively, and we got our first points in Austria. Step by step, we’re building a foundation, so we’ll again arrive to the highest level together.”
Jorge ‘Aspar’ Martinez added: “Oncec gain, we have a great team for 2024. We’re happy that we can count on Jake Dixon once more for the GASGAS Aspar Team next season and we’re conscious that we still haven’t reached the limits of our potential together. We got Jake’s first win, and the working relationship is really good. We know what he needs and how we can help him. The rider has one-hundred percent trust in his team and his group, and I know we’ll fight for the world championship next year. With Jake and with Izan, who is progressing nicely in the Moto2 and had his first points in Austria, we’ll pursue everything we can in 2024. We’re starting to see sparks in Izan that we know well, and we saw to such powerful effect in the FIM JuniorGP and in the Moto3, and we’ll see his possibilities very soon.”