SIC RACING TEAM READY AND RARING TO RAISE THEIR GAME IN AUSTIN2017-04-19 08:03
SIC Racing Team return to America ready and raring to raise their game.
Following an action packed week of intense training and two wheeled activities at ex-MotoGP rider Colin Edwards’ boot camp in Texas, SIC Racing Team riders Adam Norrodin and Ayumu Sasaki make their way to COTA 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 has one of the most varied track layouts on the MotoGP calendar. Including a mix of both fast straights and tight hairpins the circuit encompasses twenty corners, with eleven left and nine right-hand turns.
Johan Stigefelt – Team Manager
“For America we need to do what we did in Qatar. Argentina was a bit of a disappointment for us but for sure this has just motivated us to work even harder and improve our performance. We have learned from it and we are moving forward. I know we can make a big step and do better in Austin.
COTA is not an easy track to learn, so it may be quite hard for Ayumu on the first day, but we will focus on this and work hard to get him up to speed as quickly as possible. Adam did well during practice last year and had a very good qualifying; I think with what he has learned since, this could be a good track for him. Adam has made a lot of progress since his debut year in the championship and is continuing to get stronger all the time, so let’s see!
We are capable of much more than we have shown so far, so I’m confident that we can raise our game in Austin.”
#7 ADAM NORRODIN
“COTA is not such an easy track; it has many corners and is very technical but I enjoy riding there. We did quite well last year throughout the practice sessions and qualified sixth; if it wasn’t for the incident in the race, I think we could have finished in a good position. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do this year. I’m happy with the bike set-up that we have but sure we have to make some changes for this circuit as it’s very different to Qatar and Argentina. I hope to start stronger this weekend and always be in the top ten.”
#71 AYUMU SASAKI
“We found a good set-up for the race in Argentina, so I hope that we don’t have to change too much for Austin. It’s another new track for me, so I will have to take some time to learn the layout in the first practice. I’ve heard that it’s quite a difficult track for rookies, so my main focus will be to learn quickly and get up to speed; I don’t think it will be easy but I think it will be better than Argentina for sure!”
Source: SIC Racing Team
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