Norrodin’s consistency continues in Australia2019-10-27 10:30
Adam Norrodin has continued his consistency in the 2019 Moto2 World Championship by finishing today’s Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island in 23rd. Racing in his fifth race as stand-in for the injured Khairul Idham Pawi, it marks his third result in a row as he continues to adapt to the middleweight class.
Targeting another finish as his pre-race goal, Adam made solid progress through the field, picking off riders around him to work his way into P23 before riding a lonely race to the end. At the chequered flag, just 1.539 secs off matching his best-ever finish of P22, scored last time out in Japan, Norrodin’s consistency in recent rounds should give him a solid base from which to start his home race in only five days’ time.
Moto2 action at the next round of the 2019 World Championship gets underway at the Sepang International Circuit on Friday 1st November, ahead of PETRONAS Sprinta Racing’s home race at the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix on Sunday 3rd November.
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“There have been tough conditions all weekend for Adam with high winds and lots of rain, but he did a great job to finish and again set his fastest lap of the weekend in the race. That’s the sort of progression we want to see from him. Yes, Adam's not near the front, but we know it’s a hard championship to come into mid-way through the year. Adam has a lot to learn still, but now he knows the bike and the team as he heads to his home race in Sepang, where he should be able to close the gap to the front.”
“It’s been a really difficult weekend, but I’m happy with the work that we did this weekend and the gains we’ve made since I first jumped on the bike at Misano. The conditions made it a really tough few days, but in the race I was able to stay in touch with the group more than before. I’ve made good steps, and they might seem small at the time but looking back I can see how far we’ve come. Next weekend I’m going to a track that I know every inch of next and where I’ve had all my best results, so I know I can do even better there.”
Moto2 Race Results - Australian Grand Prix
POS. RIDER NUM TEAM TIME
1 Brad Binder 41 Red Bull KTM Ajo 38'53.277
2 Jorge Martin 88 Red Bull KTM Ajo +1.968
3 Thomas Luthi 12 Dynavolt Intact GP
Source: SIC Racing Team
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