SIC RACING TEAM RETURN TO BATTLE IN BRNO2017-08-02 06:57
Following a four-week break in the calendar, the Czech Grand Prix will kick start the second half of season as the MotoGP paddock resume the on-track action in Brno.
Hosting round ten of the Championship the Automotodrom Brno marks the start of a busy sequence of events for the teams and riders, with the fourth back-to-back race of the year to follow in Austria, before heading to Silverstone just one week later for the British Grand Prix.
Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, SIC Racing Team riders Adam Norrodin and Ayumu Sasaki make their way to the Czech Republic with high hopes, as they focus their attentions on a strong start to the second half of the season.
Constructed in the 1980’s the Automotodrom Brno is a unique circuit popular with both fans and riders. Combining six left-hand corners and eight right-hand corners, the 5.4km track includes a number of elevation changes as it twists and turns its way through forested hillsides.
#7 ADAM NORRODIN
“It’s been a long time since I have ridden my Moto3 bike, so I can’t wait to start the weekend! I’ve really enjoyed being at home in Malaysia but I’m very excited to get back to racing. I feel refreshed and motivated for the second half of the season.
During the summer I had a small holiday with my family which was very nice but I spent most of my time riding motorbikes. For me this was the most important thing to focus on, to keep the feeling on two wheels fresh and to continue working on my riding.
I like Brno a lot but unfortunately last year I struggled quite a bit there because it was a new track for me; this year I know it will be better. I know the layout now so all my focus and energy can go into my riding and working on the set-up of the bike. I must be fast from the beginning.
We ended the first half of the season quite well and collected more points at the last race in Germany; this has given me a good reference for coming back and starting strong. I have high expectations for myself in Brno now. I will put everything into this weekend to continue the positive momentum, progress and fight for a good result.”
#71 AYUMU SASAKI
“I can’t wait to ride my bike again; for me this was a long summer break. I spent the first week with my family but after that I have just been training hard, riding motorcycles and preparing for the second half of the season.
I like the Brno track a lot; when I was in the Red Bull Rookies Cup I was fighting for the win there but unfortunately I ended up second.
Over the break I have been re-watching all the races and studying where and how I can improve, so I’m feeling really good about the rest of the year.
The summer break has helped me to renew my focus; I’m feeling very determined to better my performance in the second half of the season. I want to be in the front group for all the rest of the races and fight for podiums; this is my aim now.”
Source: SIC Racing Team
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