Bennetts British Superbike title contender Jake Dixon will move to the Moto2 World Championship in 2019 after signing a deal with the Angel Nieto Aspar Moto2 team.
Dixon, who has ridden as a replacement twice in the middleweight class, should adapt well to the new Triumph-engined bike as, after an early development test, he believes a Superbike style will suit it well. The 765cc chassis will be mated to a KTM chassis in Dixon’s garage.
“I want to say thank you to Jorge Martínez “Aspar” and the Ángel Nieto Team for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. This is a team with a lot of experience and several world titles behind them and I am looking forward to being part of a new project with the Ángel Nieto Team and KTM,” said Dixon.
“The first season will be for gathering as much information as possible, learning as much as I can and then fighting for the championship after that. I’d also like to say thanks to RAF Regular & Reserve Kawasaki, my team for the past two seasons, for everything they have done for me and to everybody that has helped make it possible for me to make the step up to the Moto2 World Championship.”
Dixon’s signing more than likely ends fellow Brit Scott Redding’s hopes of a return to the Moto2 class after a ride in the Dynavolt Intact team was snaffled out from under his nose at the last minute by Tom Luthi.