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Jake Dixon will be taking on a different challenge at the British GP, switching from a superbike to the Suter of Dynavolt Intact GP in the Moto2™ World Championship as he replaces injured German rider Marcel Schrötter.
Dixon, who rides in the British Superbike Championship, has taken his first two wins this year in the domestic series – doing the double at Knockhill – and also made a wildcard appearance at the UK Round of WorldSBK in earlier in the season, taking an impressive P9 in Race 2. And track knowledge? The Brit certainly comes armed with that.
Jake Dixon: “I'm very excited about this big opportunity. A big thank you to Dynavolt Intact GP for giving me the chance to ride at Silverstone in my home Grand Prix, which is something very special. Also a big thank you to my RAF team boss in Britain for letting me race in Moto2, which is amazing. It will be an experience, and great I’m sure, after watching MotoGP for many years on TV. I know Silverstone very well. Obviously we have a race there in the British Superbike Championship, I’ve ridden there about five or six times and I've won there as well, in previous classes in the British Championship. I’m sure the Moto2 bike will be a bit different to the Superbike, but also I think that many things will be quite similar. The engine will probably be slower. The chassis on the Superbike has been made stiffer, so this is maybe similar to what a Moto2 bike will feel like. It will be an experience as I said and I'm looking forward to the challenge.”
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