Tenth for Albert Arenas and DNF for Jake Dixon in the #IndonesianGP
The Inde GASGAS Aspar Team was unable to complete the day with a fight for the podium also in Moto2 after Jake Dixon crashed on the fifth lap of the race, when he was second behind the leader Somkiat Chantra. The British rider started from pole, but was overtaken from the start by the Thai and his compatriot Sam Lowes. Little by little, Dixon has been able to concentrate on recovering sensations and getting closer to the lead, first overtaking Lowes and going for Chantra, an objective that he has not been able to achieve.
His teammate Albert Arenas has completed the second race of the year with a top 10, improving the result in Qatar and the sensations on the Kalex. Arenas started sixth in Indonesia, equalling his best classification in Moto2 after the 2021 Aragón Grand Prix, and crossed the finish line in tenth position after suffering during the race with the front end of the bike. The next appointment for the Inde GASGAS Aspar Team riders will be the weekend of April 3 in Argentina.
10th Albert Arenas (+18.327):
“Another race in the books, another inside the top ten and more learning experience. The balance of the bike was good but I couldn’t get that comfortable on track and couldn’t push more. Tough conditions out there but, anyway, we improved and can look ahead to Argentina to try and be better. We have potential. I want to thank my team for the work they are doing.”
Jake Dixon (DNF):
“I had a tricky start, and caught up to Sam [Lowes], and then passed him. Then I re-focused to try and chase down [Somkiat] Chantra. I felt I had the pace to do that. When I got to turn ten, I braked in the same place I did every lap – even on the data I did everything identical to the lap before, but for some reason I lost the front. I’m incredibly annoyed at myself – I want to say sorry first of all to the team, they gave me the bike to win the race today and I wasn’t able to back that up!”