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Dixon given all-clear for Qatar Moto2 season opener

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Britain’s Jake Dixon has been told by medics he will be able to take part in both the Qatar Moto2 test and the season opener after a crash in testing yesterday.

The Petronas rider injured his right ring-finger in a spill at Jerez’ turn two and flew home last night in order to seek medical opinion as soon as possible.

At Jerez, Dixon continued his adaption to the Kalex chassis which is new to him this season and worked on fine-tuning rear grip and finding more front grip.

“It was a good start to the test and we got through some things, but the session before I had the crash we struggled a bit,” said Dixon.

“We found some positives with edge grip but then we tried something with the front fork and it wasn’t as good. For the second session we made a modification to the fork to see if we could make it better, and it generally felt like the bike was performing better but with the crash it’s difficult to know and understand fully.

“We’ve improved the rear grip but we still need to improve the front and the natural turn-in, so that’s what we keep working on into the test in Qatar.

“With the finger, the doctor said I’ve broken the top of my finger on the tip, and also I’ve taken a piece out of the side of it. He said it won’t be a problem for the Qatar test and race though, which is good news.

“I have another check-up on Monday to re-dress it and he’s going to make a cap for it to fit over the top inside the glove so it protects it when I ride, but overall he said that it’ll be fine so I look forward to continuing our work in Qatar.”

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