Best ever Moto2 result for Norrodin at Japanese GP2019-10-20 15:23
Adam Norrodin has taken his best-ever result for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing in the Moto2 World Championship at the Grand Prix of Japan, coming home 22nd in today’s race at the Twin Ring Motegi to improve on his 23rd last time out at the Thai Grand Prix.
Starting from P31 on the grid after making his debut in wet conditions on the Triumph-powered Kalex during yesterday’s sessions, he was able to start the race well to move up a number of places as soon as the lights went out. Chipping away at the pack in front of him as the race progressed to finish P22, he was able to end up less than a minute from the winner on only his fourth race weekend in the class.
The 2019 Moto2 World Championship continues next weekend at the Australian Grand Prix, with action getting underway at Phillip Island on Friday 25th October and race day on Sunday 27th October.
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“The objective for the race was to stay upright and not crash all weekend, and despite yesterday’s wet conditions and some half-wet half-dry sessions, he managed really well. He set his fastest lap of the weekend in the race, which shows he continued to make progress all weekend, and I think it was his best outing so far for the team in Moto2. We’ll aim to keep continuing in this direction for next time out and keep learning and gaining experience.”
“We worked really well this weekend and I was able to improve every time I left the garage. Of course, qualifying on wet tyres didn’t help so much but the set-up was already good from Friday. At the start I had a big wheelie off the line that nearly destroyed my race, but I was able to recover well from it and to stay with the guys in front of me. When they started to go faster it was a little difficult for me to stick with them, and I made a few mistakes trying to push to the limit. We need to find something for the next round to improve again, but we’ve worked great so far and we’ll keep pushing to go faster.”
Moto2 Race Results - Grand Prix of Japan
POS. RIDER NUM TEAM TIME
1 Luca Marini 10 SKY Racing Team VR46 40'57.279
2 Thomas Luthi 12 Dynavolt Intact GP +0.560
3 Jorge Martin 88 Red Bull KTM Ajo
Source: SIC Racing Team
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