Disappointing end to positive weekend for Norrodin at Misano2019-09-16 00:50
Adam Norrodin had a disappointing end to his debut weekend in the Moto2 World Championship for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing, crashing out of the Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini. However, making solid progress throughout the weekend at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, he’s keen to take only the positives from it.
His very first weekend in the championship as he stands in for injured fellow Malaysian rider Khairul Idham Pawi, there’s plenty for Norrodin to be pleased with after the weekend, too. Improving both his lap times and the gap to the leaders in every session, he’s happy with what he’s learned and keen to put into practice when he joins the team again next weekend.
The 2019 Moto2 championship continues next weekend with the Gran Premio de Aragon, with practice getting underway on Friday 20th September ahead of race day at Motorland Aragon on Sunday 22nd.
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“It was always going to be super difficult for Adam to jump straight into a race weekend, and I think he’s done a great job. Unfortunately the crash in the race wasn’t the best way to end the weekend because it would have been better for him to finish and gain even more experience. But up until that point, he improved constantly, and that’s what we wanted to see from him. A race is very important for that no matter where you finish and that’s the downside of the weekend, but it was never going to be easy for him and in Aragon he’ll be able to come into the weekend with more experience and a better feeling with the bike.”
“I’m really disappointed, because at the beginning of the race I felt really good. I made a great start, but I was a bit nervous and it meant that I was almost last by the end of the lap. I was able to recover well and my lap times were getting better and better; I set my fastest time of the weekend just before I crashed. I never felt great shifting to second gear though, and I just overloaded the front tyre in the last corner.Not finishing the race was a disappointing end to the weekend, but every time I went out of the box I improved and it was my only crash of the weekend. The positive thing is that we’ve got another race next weekend where we can forget the negatives and build on the positives.”
Moto2 Race Results - Gran Premio di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini
POS. RIDER NUM TEAM TIME
1 Augusto Fernandez 40 FLEXBOX HP 40 41'12.535
2 Fabio Di Giannantonio 21 +Ego Speed Up +0.186
3 Alex Marquez 73 EG 0,0 Marc VDS +1.283
4 Thomas Luthi
Source: SIC Racing Team
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