Disappointing end to home race for Adam Norrodin2019-11-04 07:33
Adam Norrodin has had a disappointing end to his home race at the 2019 Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, after the PETRONAS Sprinta Racing Moto2 rider crashed out uninjured from today’s 18-lap race at the Sepang International Circuit.
Unable to find the consistency he’s had in previous weekends standing in for the injured Khairul Idham Pawi, he was still able to make a strong start to the race. Improving on his lap time from qualifying around the 5.5km circuit, he was able to progress from P31 on the grid to 25th, before unfortunately crashing out at turn four on the sixth lap of the race.
The 2019 Moto2 season will conclude in two weeks’ time at the Gran Premio de la Comunitat Valenciana, with track action getting underway on 14th November and race day on Sunday 17th November.
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“It wasn’t easy for Adam this weekend and from the start of practice until the race, we never really made any big steps forward. We wanted to be more competitive at Sepang but it never really happened because he never got the feeling he wanted from the bike. He improved his lap time, but not as much as we hoped for, and in the race he crashed. The most important thing is that he’s OK, and we’re already focusing on Valencia and the next race.”
“I’m really disappointed because I gave everything in my home GP and it didn’t work out. I knew it was going to be tough in the race, and I saw so many crashes in front of me. I tried to find a little bit extra in every corner, but turn four was really tricky and I lost the front. Nothing I tried this weekend seemed to help me, so now we need to go away and figure out exactly how to improve for the next time out. It’s all part of my learning process, and even though my home race didn’t go the way we wanted it to we’ll take the positives from the weekend to Valencia.”
Moto2 Race Results - Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix
POS. RIDER NUM TEAM TIME
1 Brad Binder 41 Red Bull KTM Ajo 38'07.843
2 Alex Marquez 73 EG 0,0 Marc VDS +0.758
3 Thomas Luthi 12 Dynavolt Intact GP +2.683
Source: SIC Racing Team
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