#PETRONAS Sprinta Racing Moto2 finishes opening day P31 as he makes inroads to leaders
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing Moto2 rider Adam Norrodin made solid progress on his opening day of action at the Thailand Grand Prix, finishing the day in P31 and closing down the gap to the front-runners at the Buriram International Circuit.
It comes as he makes his return to action following shoulder injuries sustained last time out at Motorland Aragon.
Ending the day just 2.3 seconds from first place, it’s the smallest gap to the front that Norrodin has secured in his time replacing injured fellow Malaysian rider Khairul Idham Pawi.
Adam has set himself the target of diminishing the time gap to the fastest rider for the remainder of the weekend at Buriram, despite his ongoing recuperation.
“I’m understanding the Triumph-powered bike much better every time I’m out on track so this is a big positive. My target for the rest of the weekend will be to go faster every time I exit the garage. I was able to start strongly today, but my left shoulder still isn’t perfect, so at the end of the day I could feel it getting weaker. It wasn’t too much of an issue because we’re able to stop in the middle of the session, but we need to think about how best to manage it for the race on Sunday as it’s going to be a long, tough race.”
Moto2 Practice Results – Thailand Grand PrixPOS.
1 Luca Marini 10 SKY Racing Team VR46 1’35.956
2 Somkiat Chantra 35 IDEMITSU Honda Team Asia +0.008
3 Tetsuki Nagashima 45 ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team +0.013
4 Remy Gardner 87 ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team +0.049
5 Alex Marquez 73 EG 0,0 Marc VDS +0.077
6 Enea Bastianini 33 Italtrans Racing Team +0.094
31 Adam Norrodin 47 PETRONAS Sprinta Racing +2.328