Beaten up Dixon escapes Cartagena crash with bruising

Jake Dixon has vowed to fight back on track after crashing at Cartagena this afternoon as the Tsingtao MV Agusta contender prepares for the Dickies British Supersport Championship season.

Dixon had been making good progress with the team throughout the second day when a crash in the closing stages of the session left him nursing a suspected broken wrist. However after an x-ray at the local hospital it was confirmed that it wasn't broken and with heavy bruising the 20-year-old is expected to sit out the final days at Cartagena in preparation for the next test at Guadix.

Dixon said: "I feel a bit beaten up but other than that it turned out ok after the x-ray this evening as my wrist felt pretty sore. It was just a mistake; I was following my Superstock team-mate as I had been trying to help him out with some lines. I went up the inside and I thought he knew I was there, but he didn't and he cut back across to take his line and I had to hit the brakes. That then launched me up into the air.

"I have a badly bruised wrist and the bike has a lot of damage so if the team can get that fixed then I will be back out, either on the final day here or at Guadix. It is a shame because before that we had been making some real progress with the engine braking and I was feeling really happy with how we had been getting on."

Last updated: Friday, March 4, 2016