Jerez, Spain – Friday 26th February 2016
Circuit: Circuito de Jerez, Spain
Circuit Length: 4.4 km
The DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team are raring to get back on track, as they prepare for the first official Moto3 pre-season test at Jerez in just five days’ time.
With three days scheduled between the 2nd and 4th March at the Spanish circuit, the Malaysian backed team are eager to get their 2016 campaign underway and get back in the mix amongst the Moto3 field.
Having completed two previous private tests at Valencia and Jerez earlier in February, which saw riders Jakub Kornfeil and Adam Norrodin board their new Honda NSF250RW machinery for the first time, the team are confident that they can continue to build on their progress and take the next step in terms of performance.
With the opening round at Qatar just three weeks away, both Kornfeil and Norrodin will be looking to find a good rhythm and improve their lap times at Jerez.

Johan Stigefelt – Team Manager

“We’re looking forward to these three days in Jerez; we were there just a couple of weeks ago so we already have some data to work from, as well as a much better understanding of the Honda . We still have a lot to learn on this bike and the riders need to take another step forward as well but I’m confident they will. They were very careful at Jerez last time because of the wind. Unfortunately we didn’t quite get the weather conditions we needed to really push.
We have three intense days ahead of us but I think when we come to Qatar for the next test, we will be 100% ready with this package, the bike and the riders as well. It’s only for Adam that everything is new, so we must be careful not to rush things for him. I’m happy with this new collaboration with Honda and our progress so far.”

#84 Jakub Kornfeil 
“I’m feeling very positive about the first official Moto3 test. At our previous tests in Valencia and Jerez we spent a lot of time testing many things on the Honda, so now we have a base setting to work from and a much better understanding of the bike. I hope that we can continue to progress like this and really push for a good lap time. I’m really looking forward to this test because there will be many other Moto3 teams there, so we can start to see where we are amongst the field. I hope that the weather will be kind to us too so that we can really make the most of our time on track. The sessions at this test are quite short and are split into three per day but this is great practice for the race weekend. We have to work like each session is practice or qualifying and I’m happy for this.
We’re getting closer and closer to the first race, so now is the time to be a little faster; we really have to work on this at Jerez.”
#7 Adam Norrodin 
“I’m very excited for the IRTA test in Jerez. This will be my first official time on track with other Moto3 riders. We tried many things at our last tests so we should improve at Jerez. We have already taken a good step and we’re not that far from our target, so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do because I know we can do better. In Jerez we will now start to focus a little more on lap times. We have a good base set-up to work from, so now I need to concentrate on my riding and finding a good rhythm. As this is my first year in Moto3 we don’t want to change so many things on the bike, I just need to get used to the Factory Honda and build my confidence within the Championship; with this will come the speed.”
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