‘He’s not a cocky crasher any more’
‘If you keep smashing yourself up you can’t move on’
‘Your brain and the way you use it are key to speed’
‘Moto2 success won’t come overnight’
Having seen Jake progress over the last three years, the transformation he’s made from a cocky, lairy and somewhat immature rider into a mature, smart-thinking championship contender has been remarkable.
James Whitham was telling me a story about Jake’s first time on a trials bike. He said he was fearless, he didn’t care about coming off, whatever happened he was going to get over each and every obstacle he came to no matter how big.
Admitting that he’s done a lot of work on his mind over the last 12 months is a big thing and he seems to have the right mindset ahead of his full-time GP debut.
If he can keep a level head, his undoubted levels of hard work and determination could see him succeed in the Moto2 category, but it’s going to take time.
Dixon with fiancée Sarah Roberts and Larry the Jack Russell