06.10.2019 | news
Progress for Norrodin in strong Thailand GP
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing Moto2 rider Adam Norrodin comes home in an improved P23 at the Buriram International Circuit
Adam Norrodin took a strong result at the Thailand Grand Prix after working up the order from 32nd on the grid to 23rd at the chequered flag in his third race weekend in the Moto2 World Championship at the Buriram International Circuit.
Returning to race action after sitting-out the Aragon GP due to an injury sustained in practice, Norrodin had the target of finishing the race and gaining experience, but was nevertheless able to improve nine positions over the 24 laps against more experienced rivals in the class.
Norrodin finished less than a minute from the winner and gained further understanding of the Triumph-powered Kalex bike in the process. This leaves him well-placed to continue progressing at the next round of the championship in Japan as he continues to deputise for the injured Khairul Idham Pawi.
The 2019 Moto2 World Championship continues at the Grand Prix of Japan on 20th October, with action getting underway at the Twin Ring Motegi on 18th October.
Johan Stigefelt - Team Director
“The objective for Adam after his fall at Aragon was clear; to finish the race and not crash. We wanted to learn and take it step by step this weekend, so he did a really good job, not only to finish the race - less than a minute from the leader - but also to take positions on merit too. When you complete a race distance you learn a lot, and we’re looking forward to taking that experience to Motegi.”
“It was a tough race because I haven’t had a chance to complete many kilometres on the bike, but we finished the whole weekend without a crash and I’ve learned so much. I started right at the back, but I wasn’t the last one across the finish line, which is definitely the most positive thing. I’ve still got a lot to understand and a lot of improvements to make, but we’ll try to keep closing down the gap in every session next time out in Japan.”