Adam Norrodin wants to catch up to top riders at Aragon GP

The 21-year-old with the Petronas Sprinta Racing team is eager to build on lessons from his Moto2 debut at the recent San Marino GP

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MALAYSIAN Moto2 rider, Adam Norrodin (picture), vows to improve his racing performance to close the gap with top riders at the Aragon Grand Prix (GP) in MotorLand Aragon, Spain, this weekend.

The 21-year-old with the Petronas Sprinta Racing team, who is standing in for injured Khairul Idham Pawi, said he is eager to build on lessons from his Moto2 debut at the recent San Marino GP, adding he is still adapting to the new Triumph-powered Moto2 machines.

“Aragon has always been really good for me, with a really positive weekend last year in Moto3 and a strong race in the CEV Championship on the Moto2 machine,” he said in a team statement yesterday.

“It’s definitely a much better track for me than the Misano (World Circuit Marco Simoncelli) and the bike really wasn’t far away last weekend, and I’m already feeling confident with it. I need to understand the electronics better though and that’ll be the big task for this weekend,” he said.

Adam failed to get ahead at the recent San Marino GP after being involved in an accident during lap six on the 4.2km circuit.

Meantime, Petronas Sprinta Racing Moto3 riders, John McPhee from the UK and Ayumu Sasaki from Japan, have a different mission for the Aragon GP, with McPhee eyeing another podium finish and Ayumu hoping to bounce back from disappointment at the San Marino GP.

McPhee had clinched his third podium finish at San Marino after coming in second place, while Ayumu didn’t finish the race because of a crash with three riders in the opening lap.

“We’re arriving off the back of a podium at a track where I’ve always struggled in the past, so to be strong at Misano and then go to six circuits in a row that I really like, and always do well at, is a great feeling.

“I’ve had some nice results at Aragon in the past and for the last few years I’ve been in the fight for the podium, so let’s see what happens when we head there looking so good,” said McPhee.

Ayumu said: “With back to back races, it’s a chance to get over last weekend’s disappointment and start today strongly and see what happens.

“Every race is different, so we don’t know how it’ll pan out yet, but last weekend was really great up until the race and I’ll keep working in the same way in Aragon. I just need to refocus my mind and see what happens.”