Jake Dixon takes #ItalianGP podium, 18th place for Izan Guevara
Pedro Acosta arrived to Italy with the idea of recovering from his crash at Le Mans and he has achieved it. The Spanish rider has clearly won today’s race and has scored his third victory of the season. Acosta has taken the lead on the first lap and has not let it go of it until crossing the finish line with a six second gap over Tony Arbolino, who maintains the overall lead with an advantage of 20 points over the Spanish. Also on the first lap and trying to catch Acosta, Alonso López has had an incident with Sam Lowes, which has left the British rider out of the race. The podium has been completed by the Autosolar GASGAS Aspar rider Jake Dixon, who has overtaken Aron Canet on the last lap to finish third.
Jake Dixon set his sights on fighting for the front positions in the Italian Grand Prix. The British has been fast in all the weekend’s sessions and has returned to the podium, where he has not been since the Argentina Grand Prix. Dixon has not had a good start to the race and has dropped back to ninth position. However, he has not given up and has moved up six places to finish third. With this result, the Autosolar GASGAS Aspar rider remains sixth in the overall standings, but just two points off the top five. His teammate Izan Guevara has closed the Italian Grand Prix with his best result in the category so far. Guevara, who has started from twenty-fourth place, has finished eighteenth after a race in which he has suffered from tyre wear. Nevertheless, the Spanish is confident that he will keep on improving in Germany.
3rd Jake Dixon (+8.582):
“The start of the races is always difficult for me. In practice I don’t have any problems, but in the races, I start with a slower pace than the others. I have dropped to ninth position, but there has been an incident in front of me and I have managed to move up and overtake Canet on the last lap. If I want to be in the fight for the championship, I must continue on this path. This was one of the tracks where I was going to suffer the most, so finishing third is very positive.”
18th Izan Guevara (+29.642):
“Not a bad start. We were in the third or fourth group but in the last laps we were suffering a lot with both the front and rear tires. I was 17th until the last corner but almost crashed and had to save it so I lost a place. It was a complicated race but I improved my setting and my feeling on the bike and we’ll see what we can do in Germany.”