01.11.2019 | news
Tough day at home for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing’s Adam Norrodin
Lots of room to improve as Moto2 rider finishes opening day at Sepang in P29
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing rider Adam Norrodin has had a tough opening day to Moto2 World Championship action at his home Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, ending the day in P29 despite showing fast form in this morning’s first practice session at the Sepang International Circuit.
Taking to the track in FP1 in front of his home crowd on a damp circuit after overnight rain, he was able to put on a strong showing to finish 2.807secs from P1. However, with track temperatures skyrocketing as the day progressed, he was unable to continue his improvements into the afternoon session, eventually ending the day 3.139secs from the leader on a lap time of 2mins 09.107secs. One of a handful of riders who recorded their fastest lap of the day in FP1, he will target a better setting tomorrow as he continues to prepare for his sixth race standing in for the injured Khairul Idham Pawi.
Moto2 track action at the Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix resumes at 0955 local time ahead of qualifying at 1330 and the 18-lap race on Sunday 3rd November.
“In FP1 we had tricky conditions, but I was happy with the work that we did and it gave me a lot of confidence to start the weekend so strongly. I didn’t expect that FP2 would be much tougher, and I wasn’t able to improve my lap time. We need to find a way forward for tomorrow because I don’t have a great feeling with the bike and I can’t push to my own limit. It was easier when it was cooler in the morning, so we’ll look at the data tonight and try to find a solution.”