Red Bull Ring – Spielberg, Austria – Tuesday 8th August
Circuit: Red Bull Ring
Circuit Length: 4.3 km
Following a solid point scoring weekend in Brno, SIC Racing Team riders Adam Norrodin and Ayumu Sasaki head straight to the picturesque Murtal region of Styria in Austria, for round eleven of the Moto3 Championship.
Surrounded by stunning Alpine terrain the spectacular Spielberg Red Bull Ring is a track renowned for its natural layout; Featuring ten turns sweeping throughout the slopes and an altitude difference of 65 metres, the Austrian Circuit guarantees close racing where gearing and bike set-up is crucial to performance.
#7 Adam Norrodin
“After our result in Brno I’m feeling quite confident about the next race in Austria.
In Brno our wet set-up was great but we struggled in the dry, so this is what we have to work on this weekend.
I like the Red Bull Ring a lot. In 2016 we were not so bad there but it was only the first year, so it’s still quite fresh for everybody. Now we are returning with a lot more knowledge and understanding of the bike and in myself I feel a lot stronger, so hopefully we can continue to keep the good momentum going and progress further. I want to be in the points every round in this second half of the season; that is the goal. This is the time to really push to improve on the start of the year that we had and finish the 2017 Championship in good form.”
#71 Ayumu Sasaki
“In Brno we found a really good pace and setting in the dry, so if the weather holds out I’m confident we can do well in Austria this weekend. At the moment the forecast is looking like a mixture of conditions again, so if it rains we will have to work hard to improve our set-up.
I like the track at the Red Bull Ring and I think once we’re dialled in, I will have a good opportunity to fight in the front group. I was disappointed not to take advantage of my qualifying position in Brno but I will not let this happen again. I am focussed on my target and I am going to push hard to achieve it in Austria.”