Dixon entered Moto2 in 2019 having previously won races in British Superbikes and scored his maiden Grand Prix win in June at the Dutch GP. He has been linked with a possible move up to the premier class during the MotoGP summer break and thinks “there are still a few options” for him, although the rides available are already reserved for others.
As part of a Gresini MotoGP ride, Dixon has prioritized remaining in Moto2 with Aspar should that not materialize and has no interest in moving to WSBK at this time. Asked by Autosport ahead of the British GP if MotoGP was a realistic option for 2024, Dixon said: “I don’t know. I think there are a few more options.
“Ultimately, my dream is to go to MotoGP and be there. But it has to be right and I have to be given the opportunity to do so.
“If I get a chance to go, I’ll show what I can do. But if you don’t want me to go there… I was interested in World Superbikes, but that’s not a thing [for me].
Jake Dixon, GASGAS Aspar Team
“I’ve done all the hard work here, there’s no point in changing the championship.
“So if I want to stay in Moto2 for another year, then so be it. It’s not that I don’t want to do it, but my dream is to be in MotoGP.
“Staying in Moto2 makes me feel like my loyalty is to this team. I owe it to them because they gave me the opportunity to do it not once, but twice. That’s huge.
“If the MotoGP thing doesn’t work out, we have to aim to not just be world champion once, but twice in Moto2.”
Dixon is one of the few drivers to have made the step from production racing to the Grand Prix paddock in recent times and found success, but admits the sacrifice was “huge”.
“It would be too easy to take the World Superbike route because we’re on these bikes anyway [in BSB],” he added.
“I’ve always dreamed of being in MotoGP and being here. When I got the opportunity, I felt like I was supporting myself. When I came here I probably only made six figures for a year and didn’t make anything at all.
“I assured myself so much that it could work.
“When it didn’t work and I wanted to quit after 2019 because I was having the worst year of my life.