THE WAIT IS OVER; PETRONAS SPRINTA RACING HEAD TO QATAR FOR OPENING ROUND2018-03-13 10:15
As the opening round in Qatar gets underway, Petronas Sprinta Racing riders Adam Norrodin and Ayumu Sasaki reveal they have much higher expectations for the season ahead.
Entering his third year in the Moto3 World Championship, Malaysian rider Adam Norrodin has set his sights on achieving his strongest season to date. The 19-year-old is confident that he can use his previous years’ experience to his advantage and prove his ability to fight at the top.
Completing his debut year in Moto3 last season, Red Bull Rookies Champion Ayumu Sasaki admits it was a harder introduction to the 250cc class than he had expected.
Having used the winter break to regain his focus and increase both his physical and mental strength, the Japanese rider returns more determined and confident to battle for the podium.
#7 ADAM NORRODIN
“The Qatar race is what I have been thinking about all winter. This is the time to fight; to make the result, from the beginning of the year. I have been focussing a lot on this for the last few months. This is what all my winter preparation has been for. I will be pushing hard from free practice one. It’s so important to do this to strengthen the confidence for the race and the season ahead.
For me, I’m happy with how the bike is working now; so now it’s down to me to work harder than ever before and make a good result in Qatar. I have to focus on finding my rhythm to be fast. I feel confident that I can do well; for sure I will give it 110%.”
#71 AYUMU SASAKI
“For the 2018 season my expectations are a lot higher. I have to be fighting at the top every race. In Qatar our target will be the podium. I know it won’t be easy but I believe we are capable of this. I feel a lot stronger in myself this year; I have more experience in Moto3 now and I feel good on the bike. I know we can be competitive. I am focussed and ready to give it my all. I like the track and it suits my style a lot, so I think this is an advantage too. The first race of the season is so important; everyone wants to start the year in a good way and I am confident that we can.”
Source: SIC Racing Team
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