Sachsenring, Germany – Sunday 2nd July
Circuit: Sachsenring Circuit
Circuit Length: 3.7 km
SIC Racing Team rider Adam Norrodin secured a further three points to add to his Championship tally today, tirelessly fighting for positions throughout the twenty-seven lap race, before crossing the line in a solid 13th place.
Teammate Ayumu Sasaki pushed hard to redeem a difficult qualifying session, working his way up to 17th place, despite tyre deterioration hampering the 16-year-olds grip levels around the German Circuit.
Johan Stigefelt – Team Manager
“Today was a pretty good race for us with Adam finishing in 13th. It was a big fight for him from the beginning of the race but he stayed in it. He had a really good pace today too and I think he had the capacity to do more, it’s just a shame he didn’t get away with the front group at the start. Still we are happy with 13th and another three points for him. We can clearly see he has gained a lot of confidence over the last two races and this is great! It’s very good for him to finish the first half of the season feeling like this.
Ayumu was also racing in the second group today but he had to work a lot harder to catch them. Once he was there he struggled to attack towards the last couple of laps. Nevertheless he tried; I think he is a bit disappointed because he just missed out on the points but he worked hard and his pace was good.
Both riders were close to the top ten, so we are pleased about that. It’s good to go into the summer break with a positive weekend here in Germany. Now we have to prepare for the last half of the season.
Thanks to everyone in the team and Sepang Circuit for their continued support.”
#7 Adam Norrodin P13
“I’m really happy to have collected some more points today. My start wasn’t bad but everybody was on the limit, so there was a lot of contact and I dropped back a little and lost the front group. The second group had a lot of riders in it and we battled the whole race. The bike felt good and compared to some of the other riders, I think my set-up worked really well with the tyres. I was able to maintain a good rhythm and consistently lap the same pace as the leaders. In the end I saw that there were five laps left so I just took a breath and gave it 110%. In the last lap I was able to gain some more positions but looking back I should have made my move earlier. Overall though I am happy to finish 13th. It’s been another positive weekend and I have learned a lot. We have been on the pace since practice and I feel like we are in good form now; we need to continue like this for the second half of the season.”
#71 Ayumu Sasaki P17
“I didn’t make the best start and after three laps the top eighteen were around two seconds in front of me. I kept my head down and tried to catch them; it took a while (I think about ten laps) but I caught them in the end. Unfortunately I used a lot of the tyre pushing to make up the gap, so in the end it was tough to manage them and I struggled to pass any riders. I’m not happy for the result but we have gained some valuable data here and I know we can use this to our advantage in the next race. We go into the summer break with a lot more knowledge and experience, so I think we can make another step forward in Brno and come back fighting.”