MotoGP Le Mans: Dixon set for Moto2 return

Britain’s Jake Dixon will make his return to the Moto2 grid at this weekend’s Le Mans MotoGP round after missing two races through injury.

The former BSB contender suffered a 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 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 in the middleweight class.

“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,” said Dixon.

“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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