Circuit Length: 5.4 km
Bike #7 Adam Norrodin – (Best time):2’07.509
“We’ve had three good days of testing here in Qatar and both riders have made good steps. We have done a lot of work with them and found a way, especially with Jakub and his average race pace, which is very strong. He struggled a little to do a good qualifying time but that’s something we have to work on for next week. We are very confident with the bike right now and there’s nothing really that Jakub wants to change; he says it’s good and we trust him. Of course we still have to continue to work more for the race, but it looks promising. Adam made some unbelievably good steps these last three days and he’s getting more confident all the time. He hasn’t crashed or made any mistakes and does everything you tell him to do. We just need to work more on his race pace. He can go fast when he’s following but on his own it’s difficult for him at the minute, but this is quite common in Moto3 and I’m confident the more experience he gets in this Championship the more he will improve on this. For next week we have to work on his own pace and push him a bit more because I know he can do better. The times for the Grand Prix weekend are going to be tight, so it’s going to be an interesting opening round.”
“After these last three days testing I’m looking forward to the first race next week. Today I felt really confident on the bike; we did a great job and I want to say a big thanks to my team and crew chief for their hard work getting the bike so good. Overall I feel positive; I feel much better with the Honda and I feel the bike can go much quicker still. Now I’m starting to really know how to ride it and exactly what I need from it. It’s completely different to the KTM so it’s taken a bit more time to adjust but we have made good progress. For next weekend we need to continue to work and analyse the data further. We finish the test in eleventh place overall, so for sure this is not our full potential but we have arrived at a good point and I’m confident we can continue to improve and go faster. I did my best lap time alone, so I’m very happy for this because it means that with a slip stream I can break into the 2m5s times, which is what I need to make a good qualifying for the race.”
“This test has been very good for me. I’m new to the Moto3 championship so I’m happy that I could test in Qatar prior to the first race. In three days I have learned a lot; there are still many more things I need to work on but I feel I am making progress. The test has been quite tough because even though I improved my lap time by one second each day, the overall pace was very fast and everybody was continuing to get quicker and quicker all the time. Everyone was pushing really hard but I really enjoyed it because it was like a race weekend. I have a learned a lot from this and I know better now for the season ahead. I made a good lap time but we are still working for the race next week to make it much better and I have more to give too, so I know we can improve.”
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