Challenging German GP Circuit affected Hafizh Syahrin’s performance


KUALA LUMPUR – National Moto2 rider Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah (picture) admitted that the challenging Sachsenring Circuit, which has many sloping angles, affected his performance in the German Grand Prix (GP) race yesterday.

The 27-year-old NTS RW Racing GP rider only managed to finish the race in 17th place.

“The Sachsenring circuit is a short track but there are a lot of lean angles that I have to cover that limited the ability to control the machine.

“Although the Mugello Circuit (In Italy) is longer (5.2km) but the shape of the circuit is more or less the same as the Sachsenring Circuit, the only difference here is there are many lean angles,” he said in a video clip shared to the media today.

In the video clip, Hafizh Syahrin, who was clearly disappointed with his performance, also expressed regret for not being able to utilise his real potential in the 3.7-km circuit.

The Selangor-born rider, however, apologised to his entire team after not being able to contribute any points in the action in Germany.

“I am determined to rise from this disappointment by performing my best in the next race at the Dutch GP from June 25 to 27,” he said.

Australian rider Remy Gardner of the Red Bull KTM Ajo team topped the race followed by Aren Canet of Spain (Aspar Team Moto2) while Italian rider Marco Bezzecchi (SKY Racing Team VR46) took third place.

After eight races, Hafizh Syahrin is now in 24th position with eight points in the overall rankings of the 2021 season.