07.05.2020 | news

Jake Dixon: My First…

That first time on a bike is one that isn’t easily forgotten. It’s the moment in time when you know that, as soon as you can, you’re going to be riding them. For some, it signals the start of a career in motorcycle racing.

We caught up with each of our riders to find out what their first biking memory was and learnt about some of their other biking firsts. PETRONAS Sprinta Racing Moto2 rider Jake Dixon begins our six part series…

 

First Biking Memory…

My first biking memory is from when I was two years old. I was on a PW50 at my Nan and Granddad’s house going round and round their garden. I actually nearly crashed into a bush so that could have ended not very well!

 

First Race…

I can’t remember how old I was or where it was but I know it would have been a motocross race. That was where it all started for me.

 

First Podium…

My first podium was in motocross and it was at a track called Newnham, I was on a 50cc motocross bike. I can’t remember what happened or how I felt, as I was about six years old, but I bet I was happy about it!

 

First Time on the PETRONAS Sprinta Racing Moto2 bike…

The first time I rode the Moto2 bike was in Jerez at the end of 2019. In the end we were only able to do half a day in the wet because the weather was really, really bad that day.

 

First Racing Hero…

Valentino Rossi. I actually haven’t met him either, but I would like to.

 

First Racing Rivalry…

My first real racing rivalry was when I was going for the British Championship and that was against Leon Haslam. I think it was the first really big test I’d had to face and he was the strongest rival I’d come up against at that point.

 

First Racing Friendship…

My good friend Danny Buchan! We’re actually the best of mates and he was even my Best Man at my wedding. We raced against each other in the British Championship and he’s still racing there. We were really good friends then and still are now.

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