The MotoGP paddock welcomes Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team rider Jake Dixon back to the fold at Le Mans for this weekend’s French Grand Prix, the British rider having missed the last two races after suffering concussion in a practice crash at the Grand Prix of the Americas.
With the injury forcing him to miss the race in Texas as well as the fourth round of the season at Jerez, he is back for round five with his ambition very much intact for a positive debut season with the Sama Qatar Ángel Nieto Team and KTM. Dixon arrives in France with a best result of 17th in Argentina as his best finish of a learning year.
“I feel better every day after the crash at the Grand Prix of the Americas. Missing the race at Jerez wasn’t ideal because we had a lot of information for that circuit having tested there in preseason, but at least it was positive to have a rider like Pasini on the KTM. We were able to gather more data and it will help KTM know which direction to take. The only thing on my mind now is Le Mans, a circuit I have always wanted to race at, mainly because of the history there in MotoGP and the 24 hours. I’m also really looking forward to seeing the team again.”
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