MotoGP Phillip Island: ‘Lack of grip’ curtails Dixon’s progress in Q2

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Jake Dixon failed to capitalise on his rapid Friday at Phillip Island after struggling on Saturday, the Inde GasGas Aspar rider claiming 14th in Moto2 qualifying for the Australian GP.

A top five as FP3 completed on Saturday morning secured the Brit’s place in the pole shootout and looked to confirm Dixon’s front running pace after commanding the opening day but a repeat in Q2 was not to be.

His final flying effort left unfinished due to red flags for local widelife as the session drew to a close meant his initial 1’33.241 determined his grid position, with the 26-year-old lining up 14th and on the fifth row for Sunday’s 25-lap race.

“After such a good day like yesterday, today is not the best,” Dixon admitted from Australia. “This morning went well, although I struggled a bit with the grip on the bike.

“This afternoon I noticed a lot the lack of grip and I couldn’t get back to the speed I had in free practice. I didn’t get an ideal position, but tomorrow in the race I will try to give my best.”