SASAKI EIGHTH OVERALL; NORRODIN SIXTEENTH AT SUNNY SILVERSTONE2017-08-25 07:23
SIC Racing Team riders Adam Norrodin and Ayumu Sasaki made an encouraging start to the British Grand Prix today, working hard to get dialed in and up to speed.
Concluding the day in 8th (Ayumu) and 16th (Adam) overall, the SIC Racing Team duo completed the opening day in positive spirits, ready and raring to tackle the track again ahead of tomorrow’s Moto3 qualifying.
#7 ADAM NORRODIN
“Today has gone well. The weather is a lot better compared to last year and it feels like the track has more grip too, so I have much more confidence here.
In the beginning of FP1 with the hard tyre I already made the same lap time as last year, which was positive. In FP2 I had a tougher start to the session as I didn’t feel as great with the harder rear tyre this time. We changed to a medium tyre and it was a lot better. We improved instantly and I felt a lot more stable on the bike. For the final outing I kept the same tyres and we made some good lap times but there is still work to be done and I must improve more! I can feel that in some parts I was losing too much time and the bike was not doing so well, so now we must try to find the setting that will allow us to take the next step. I’m confident our lap-time can come better.
We are not that far away and you can see that everyone is so close; I know we can do what the leaders are doing, we just have to make some small changes and put in the maximum effort. Tomorrow we have to try very hard to make a consistently good rhythm before the qualifying.”
#71 AYUMU SASAKI
“In first practice we only used a hard tyre, so we didn’t show our full potential straight away. Anyway I had a good feeling with the bike from the start. In FP2 the temperature increased, so we started with the hard tyre again and I was able to immediately improve my time by one second. My feeling on the bike was still good using the H [hard] tyre and this is really important for me. In the end we changed to the soft tyre and we made an even better lap time, so I’m really happy about this.
This race will be very important for me; I like the track a lot and I want this to be the turning point in my debut season. I think we can change the momentum here! It’s time to show that we can always be up the front and push very hard, ready for Japan.”
Source: SIC Racing Team
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