SASAKI SETS SIGHTS HIGH FOR HOME GRAND PRIX2018-10-15 09:13
The MotoGP Championship returns to Japan this weekend, as the inaugural round of the triple header kicks off at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.
Following a standout performance in Thailand, which saw Ayumu Sasaki leading the Moto3 race, the Japanese rider is determined to continue where he left off and resume his podium battle on home soil.
Teammate Adam Norrodin is eager to redeem his performance after a difficult weekend in Thailand. The PETRONAS Sprinta Racing rider is confident that his previous run of form at Motegi, will help him to bring home the points and build his momentum, ahead of his home Grand Prix in just over two weeks’ time.
#7 ADAM NORRODIN
“I have good memories from the Japanese GP and have been strong there in the past; unfortunately, last year we never had a dry session, so this was not so good for me, but I feel confident that I can change things this weekend. In Thailand I wasn’t very happy with how the weekend progressed, so it’s very important to me that we improve at this next race; I have to get more points. I have always had really good confidence on the bike in Japan, so I feel positive that we can make a big step at Motegi.”
#71 AYUMU SASAKI
“I’m so excited for my home race in Japan. I’ve felt really good during the last few races; we’ve been fighting at the front and everything feels like it is coming together for us; we just need a bit of luck to actually bring the result home. The team is working hard and I feel like I am getting stronger every race – I feel like I can fight for the win now and of course, I would love to do this in front of my home crowd. Now I just have to stay focused and keep working. I think the luck will come soon and when it does, I will be ready to catch it.”
Source: SIC Racing Team
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