Sixth for Jake Dixon but DNF for Izan Guevara in the #ValenciaGP
The last Grand Prix of the season could not end in any other way after the results of the last races: with a victory of Fermín Aldeguer. The Spanish rider has taken today his fourth win in a row, something that had not happened in Moto2 since 2010, when Toni Elías achieved four consecutive victories between Germany and San Marino. Aldeguer has finished the year in great shape after scoring 100 points in the last four races, which has helped him to join Pedro Acosta and Tony Arbolino on the final podium of the season. Aron Canet and Alonso López have completed today’s top 3, closing the year with a good result in their home GP.
Inde GASGAS Aspar rider Jake Dixon has finished sixth in the last race of the season. Despite scoring 10 points, the British has not been able to remain third in the overall standings and closes the year fourth with 204 points. Dixon has completed a season in which he has been able to achieve his first victory in Moto2 and in which he has been fighting for podiums regularly. The British rider will continue with the team in 2024 and will give his all again to finish as high as possible next season. His teammate Izan Guevara has not been able to finish the race because he has been involved in an incident on the first lap. The Spanish started from fifteenth position, but has found two crashed riders just in front of him and has not been able to avoid them. Guevara closes his first season in Moto2, a year in which he has not had an easy transition to the category, but in which he has been able to learn and progress race by race.
6th Jake Dixon (+7.864):
“I thought I could fight for the win today. It was such a shame that I didn’t have any of the feeling and grip with the tires that I had in practice and qualifying. Aldeguer has had an incredible end to the season and deserves that third place after everything. We have to look into today properly and see what happened because I gave all I had in the race and it wasn’t enough. I want to thank the team for everything because we still finished 4th in the championship even without five DNFs. It’s been our best season and also indicates we can be even better in 2024.”
Izan Guevara (DNF):
“It has been an amazing weekend; we have had a good feeling every day. I started from the fifth row, I knew it would be complicated, and today it was our turn: two riders have had an incident in front of me and it has been impossible to avoid them. It is a pity to end my race because of a crash of another rider. I have had a good weekend and I thought I could finish in the top 10. It’s been a difficult year, for one reason or another we didn’t get it right, but we have ended up with a good potential and that gives me energy for tomorrow’s test. I’m looking forward to try all the new things we’ll have; I know that next year we’ll be able to enjoy it a lot.”