AUSTIN - MOTO3 PREVIEW2018-04-17 08:31
Following an action packed week of intense training and two wheeled activities at ex-MotoGP rider Colin Edwards’ boot camp in Texas, PETRONAS Sprinta Racing riders Adam Norrodin and Ayumu Sasaki make their way to the Circuit of the Americas energised, motivated and hungry for results.
Situated in Austin Texas, COTA, as it is most commonly known, was the first circuit in the United States to be purpose-built for Formula One. With a counter-clockwise driving direction and a unique elevation change of forty-one metres, the Circuit of The Americas is renowned for its varied track layout. Including a mix of both fast straights and tight hairpins the circuit encompasses twenty corners, with eleven left and nine right-hand turns, making it one of the most technically challenging circuits on the MotoGP calendar.
#7 ADAM NORRODIN
“I have a really good feeling going to Austin. Argentina was a very positive weekend for us and after having just spent the last week training at Colin Edwards boot-camp, I feel more motivated than ever!
I have been riding all week, so my confidence is high and I’m excited to go to Austin. It’s been really great to make this program, so thanks so much to Colin for inviting us.
The track at Austin is not an easy one; there are many technical corners and last year I struggled quite a bit there. For sure this GP will be hard work for me as it’s not my strongest track but I’m prepared for this and ready to give it my all. We have improved the bike a lot this year and I feel a lot stronger in myself, so I’m positive I can do a better job. If I can collect some good points at this round I will be very happy to go to Jerez.”
#71 AYUMU SASAKI
“I like technical tracks a lot so I’m really looking forward to this next race at COTA. Our result in Argentina was not so great, so now I feel even more hungry for a good result. When I have a disappointing race all I want to do is go again straight away, so I’ve been looking forward to Austin all week! Qualifying will be very important this weekend; we must have a good starting position for the race to be in with any chance of a top ten finish. I’m very confident with our dry set-up so I really hope the weather is good. I will have to push very hard and make a strong start to the race so that I can fight to be in the top group; this is what I will be focusing on.”
Source: SIC Racing Team
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