The fourth round of the Moto2 Championship saw a disappointing end for SIC Racing Team rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin, who crashed out of today’s Spanish Grand Prix.
Johan Stigefelt – Team Manager
“After the first three races we hadn’t achieved what we set out to do with Fahmi, so we had a long talk before coming to Jerez about how to improve. We changed a lot with the set-up to make it how Fahmi felt would be better; we have tried different things every session to try to help him to have a better feeling to be able to push harder but unfortunately the lap time still hasn’t improved much. Its not only the bike; we also really need to evaluate now what capacity Fahmi has. I feel it’s very hard for him in Moto2. He started today’s race from so far back, so it was difficult for him from the beginning. Normally he makes good starts but unfortunately not today. Circulating in last position he made a little mistake and hit neutral going into turn five and ran off; that was the end to a horrible weekend. Now we have to really look into everything and see what we can do for the future.”
#63 ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN – DNF
“I didn’t make a good start and I didn’t pass any riders in the first two laps. I kept momentum and just followed the group. In the end I was trying to drop down the gears but it wouldn’t go in and I hit neutral, so I had to go wide in turn five. I was heading towards the wall and I knew that I couldn’t stop in time, so I had to drop the bike. It’s my worst week ever racing here and I’m so sorry to my team.”