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Norrodin and Sasaki ready for Jerez

KBS SIC Racing Team duo eager to get back on track in Spain

After a good first test at the team’s home circuit at Sepang, KBS SIC Racing Team’s Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup graduates Adam Norrodin and Ayumu Sasaki are back on European soil and ready for the first official test of the lightweight class’ season. Sasaki, the 2015 Idemitsu Asia Talent Cup and 2016 Red Bull Rookies Cup winner, makes his debut on the world stage this year as a rookie in the Moto3™ World Championship, with Norrodin heading into his sophomore year.

The test – from the 8th to 10th of March – is the first time both the Moto3™ and Moto2™ grids will be sharing the track and timesheets since the winter break began, although many of the respective grids have already lined up in various private tests throughout February.

Adam Norrodin: “I’m very excited for the IRTA test; it’s been a long time since we have ridden alongside other Moto3 teams and this can change many things. I’m feeling a lot more confident this year, so I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can do at Jerez. I’m very happy with the new bike; the test at Sepang went well and proved to be very useful; now we know what we need to focus on and work through at this next test to improve. Jerez is quite a technical track so for sure we will need to change a few things but overall I think the new Honda will work well at this circuit. The most important thing for the Jerez test is that we prepare as much as possible so we are ready to start strong at the first race in Qatar. I want to concentrate on my riding style and also make some consistently good lap times; this is good for a strong mentality. We must work hard, stay focused and achieve our targets.”

Ayumu Sasaki: “The testing in Sepang finished in a really good way, so I can't wait for the official test in Jerez. We worked a lot on the bike out in Malaysia so we don't have anything big to test this time in terms of chassis and suspension but for sure we will make some adjustments. It’s important that we use our time at Jerez to really find a good rhythm; try some longer runs and find a good feeling ready for Qatar. Our target in Jerez is to do as many laps as possible, push hard and focus on how the tyres and set up works in preparation for the first round.”