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Saturday, April 22, 2017
Productive Day One For Sasaki; Norrodin Motivated To Step Up At Austin - SIC Racing Team
Texas – Friday 21st April
Circuit of The Americas Circuit Length: 5.5 km
Bike #7 –
Adam Norrodin FP1: P24; 2’20.807 – 14 laps FP2: P21; 2’18.869 –13 laps
Bike #71 –
Ayumu Sasaki FP1: P20; 2’20.222 – 14 laps FP2: P12; 2’18.477 – 12 laps
Day one in
Texas saw SIC Racing Team riders Adam Norrodin and Ayumu Sasaki complete a
productive day of testing settings and fine tuning their Honda machinery,
concluding practice in 12th [Ayumu] and 21st [Adam] position.
the track for the very first time, Ayumu Sasaki made an impressive start to
proceedings, immediately posting times within the top twenty.
build his momentum around the circuit renowned for being tough on rookies,
16-year-old Sasaki showed strong form and solid determination, completing day
one just outside of the top ten in 12th place.
a tougher start to the opening day of the Americas GP, Adam Norrodin struggled
to hold his focus around the technical circuit, hampering both his rhythm and
time. Following an improved FP2 and happy with the set-up of his #7 bike,
Norrodin is determined to come back fighting ahead of tomorrow’s Moto3
“This track is not so easy to adapt to. If you get anything wrong here
it instantly destroys your rhythm for the rest of the lap and you lose so much
time! From the very first session I was not feeling very confident; I tried to
push through but it wasn’t enough and we ended up quite far off the pace. In
second practice we made quite a big change with the bike and I felt a lot
better, so I’m confident we can make a big step for qualifying. I wasted too
much time today and was not at my best, so now I must learn from this and come
back stronger tomorrow.”
“We changed quite a lot on the bike since Argentina because we
struggled a lot there and we found a good set up in the end. For FP2 we made
another change but unfortunately this didn’t work, so we had to go back to our
settings used in first practice. The bike felt very good and we were able to
make some fast lap times. We are still too far off from the quickest time, but
we are heading in the right direction. We have gathered a lot of data to learn
from today, so I’m pleased we can use this and have another opportunity to
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