KORNFEIL AND NORRODIN POWER THROUGH DIFFICULT RACE AT SILVERSTONE2016-09-05 10:04
DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team riders Jakub Kornfeil and Adam Norrodin powered through a challenging British Grand Prix today to finish in 16th and 24th place respectively.
Johan Stigefelt – Team Manager
“We have not had a good race today; we expected a lot more and I’m disappointed with both our riders’ results.
Jakub had a good start and was in the top ten for the first couple of laps and from this he should have used his experience in Moto3 to adapt to the bike and progress. P16 is not where we should be and definitely not where we belong. Jakub really needs to step up and do better in Misano next weekend.
With Adam he didn’t make a good start and found himself in the wrong group. From there he went backwards and had a tough task to battle back up to 24th. The pace was not good but at least he fought to regain his positions. He’s not happy with the race though and we are not either, he could have done better today.
We have to analyse everything now and look at what we can do to help Jakub and Adam improve in the next race.”
#84 Jakub Kornfeil - P16
“From the beginning of the race I knew I couldn’t stay with the first group because I felt really bad on the bike. Although I made a good start, already on the first lap I had a couple of moments and I didn’t feel comfortable to push any harder. I tried to just stay as close as possible and hang onto my position and finish the race. My bike was good on the brakes going into the corners and I could outbreak people there but I struggled to get the speed out of the corners and this is where I continued to lose positions. I didn’t have the confidence to push today and this was my problem during the whole race. Unfortunately we didn’t arrive in the points either and this is very disappointing. We must be stronger in Misano next weekend!”
#7 Adam Norrodin - P24
“The race today was not good. We started in twenty fourth and finished in twenty fourth and this is not acceptable. From the beginning it was difficult; I lacked confidence in the bike, especially with the rear and couldn’t get into a good rhythm. I dropped back around nine positions and ended up in a slow group, which made it really hard. The fighting was quite strong and I had to battle a lot to work my way back up through the field. Behind so many riders it was hard but when I made it through to the front of the group I knew I had to just stay calm and keep my head down. Unfortunately we’d lost too much time to the group ahead to make any good result today. I’m disappointed; everybody was much stronger than me from the beginning. I should have been able to fight more. For sure we need to work on this and improve for the race next weekend.”
Source: SIC Racing Team
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