Following the closure of the Sepang Racing Team, Jake Dixon has been officially confirmed as staying in the Moto2 class for 2022, by returning to Aspar.

Aspar was the team Dixon spent his first full-time grand prix season with in 2019, then using a KTM chassis, before switching to SRT and Kalex, where he has taken a best finish of fourth place.

Dixon - who also made two stand-in MotoGP appearances for SRT this season, but was overlooked for the 2022 RNF M1 ride in favour of Darryn Binder - will join current Aspar rider Albert Arenas as the GASGAS-titled team switches from the current Boscoscuro chassis to the dominant Kalex.

“It’s great to be back with Aspar and the GASGAS team for 2022," said Dixon. "Returning to the team feels like coming home and to keep with familiar equipment is another plus.

"I’m already excited to know what we can do next season and I cannot thank the team enough for the opportunity. I hope we can do great things together.”

Aspar will also retain Sergio García and Izan Guevara in the Moto3 class.

GASGAS/KTM Motorsports Director Pit Beirer said: “2021 has been a very strong season for the GASGAS brand and it’s what we hoped and expected from such a strong team like the Aspar boys.

"We have full trust that they can push for a first Moto3 title next year but being able to increase GASGAS presence to Moto2 with them was a a clear-cut decision for us.

"We know Albert will be more familiar with Moto2 for 2022 and Jake is a rider that is on the edge of producing something special in the class. We hope to see much more ‘red’ on both podiums.”

The branding of the Aspar team as GASGAS, even though the chassis is a Kalex (powered by a Triumph engine), replicates KTM's backing of the Red Bull Ajo team, which continued after the factory scrapped its own chassis project at the end of 2019.

Dixon's current SRT team-mate Xavi Vierge is switched to World Superbike with Honda next season.