Barcelona – Catalunya, Spain – Wednesday 7th June
Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Circuit Length: 4.7 km
SIC Racing Team rider Ayumu Sasaki heads to Catalunya eager to continue the strong form he displayed so prominently in Italy, as he battled for a podium finish.
The Moto3 rookie turned a corner at Mugello exuding confidence and fight on board his #71 Honda machine. After a brief taste of the top spot during last weeks race, the sixteen-year-old is hungry for more.
Teammate Adam Norrodin targets a point scoring comeback after just missing out on increasing his Championship tally at the Italian Grand Prix. The Malaysian rider is determined to turn around his 2017 campaign and fight at the top end once again.
#7 Adam Norrodin
“I’m feeling very motivated for this next race in Barcelona. In Mugello we were in the first group, which was quite a good fight, so I’m feeling confident that we can battle like this again. We know the track has changed slightly so we will just have to get out there on Friday and adapt quickly so we don’t lose too much time; we just need to ride. The target for this weekend is definitely to collect more points. Last week we were really close and I was disappointed to come away without any; for me this is my opportunity to turn things around. I must push and work harder to fight for this.”
#71 Ayumu Sasaki
“I felt really good on the bike in Mugello, so I can’t wait to get started in Catalunya. I like the track a lot because last year in the Spanish Championship I finished on the podium there. I know the track has changed a little this year but I don’t think this will be an issue. I’m feeling very positive; the bike is working so well and I am very motivated to continue our momentum from Italy. We go to Barcelona with strong confidence. Our target is always to be in the front group but for sure I want my first podium in Moto3, this is a big driving force for me.”