PETRONAS Sprinta Racing rider Adam Norrodin claimed a fantastic 5th place finish in today’s Moto3 race, with teammate Ayumu Sasaki just missing out on the points in 16th.
Following consistent rain throughout morning warm-up, The Grand Prix of Argentina saw a dramatic start to proceedings, as the wet conditions eased and the possibility of a dry line during the race came into play.
Choosing to remain with wet tyres like the majority of the field, Norrodin immediately displayed strong form as he joined the battle for second place. Riding smart through difficult conditions, the Malaysian chose to preserve his tyre as much as possible, whilst pushing to hold onto the podium fight.
Crossing the line in 5th place, Norrodin can hold his head high as he heads to America with a career best finish and valuable points that elevate him to 8th place in the Championship overall.
Johan Stigefelt – Team Manager
“Today the conditions were very tricky before the race; it was very nerve wracking because we weren’t 100% sure what tyres to choose on the grid, but in the end we chose to keep the wet tyres in.
It was not easy out there and maybe his bike was not 100% either, so Adam really did a great job to finish in fifth, his best result ever. Top five is a great reward for us as a team too, so we are very happy and proud of him; big credit to Adam for managing the tyres so well and bringing home some good points. We’re in a good way, so let’s hope we can keep this momentum going.
For Ayumu it was a bit more difficult today; he also had wet tyres in but unfortunately he didn’t really manage the race so well. He needed to fight harder. In the end he wasn’t really pushing as much as we thought he could; it was possible for him to finish in the points and he didn’t do it; this is something we must work on with him and move forward. We started well in Qatar with Ayumu, so we need to get back to this.”