The official Australian Grand Prix podcast In the Fast Lane has released its latest episode, featuring current Moto2™ rider Jake Dixon.
Dixon joined In the Fast Lane co-hosts Matt Clayton and Chris Vermeulen to discuss his debut in the premier class with Petronas Yamaha SRT team at Silverstone.
The 25-year-old was thrown in the deep end after he received a last-minute call to join the MotoGP™ grid, with new teammate Valentino Rossi.
Dixon wasn’t able to take part in testing prior to his debut, meaning his first ride on the MotoGP™ machinery was during Friday’s free practice.
“I’m rolling through a corner like I used to and just start to wind on and I’d almost fall over because I don’t have power, then I’d have no speed,” said Dixon.
“But once I started to understand everything like that, yes I felt so much more at home on this bike than I ever have on my Moto2 bike … I just feel so much more comfortable with more power in my hand,” he continued.
While Dixon’s first MotoGP™ appearance didn’t exactly go to plan, he is already campaigning for another chance to compete in the premier class.
“If I got given the opportunity, I generally think I could make the next step to racing these guys,” said Dixon.
“I generally feel like I will be closer again and I would like to cut the deficit down from one-and-a-half seconds to only being towards a second off the top guys.”
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