KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 -- Malaysian rider, Adam Norrodin is set to make his debut in the Moto2 World Championship for Petronas Sprinta Racing as he deputises for Khairul Idham Pawi at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Italy this weekend.
According to the team's statement, the 21-year-old rider who rejoined Petronas Sprinta Racing, a team he was very familiar with after three seasons competing in the Moto3 class from 2016 to 2018, hopes to show his skills.
Having garnered experience in the Moto2 class thanks to his stint in the European Moto2 Championsip this season with SIC Junior ZK Racing, the weekend would nonetheless be full of challenges for him as he experiences world championship opposition and Moto2's new Triumph engine for the first time.
Adam, who described the Misano Circuit as not an easy track, noted that the track was the place where he could learn a lot and would be a good place for him to make his debut.
"I’ve had so many messages congratulating me on getting this opportunity, which makes me feel very thankful. Misano isn’t an easy track, but it’s one where the lap times from first to last aren’t normally that different.
“I like the circuit, because it’s technical and interesting for a rider. It’s somewhere where you can learn a lot, so it’ll be a good place to make my debut!
"I’ve been watching last year’s race over and over again as well as some of this year’s races and I’ve spoken to some riders so that I can understand how the Triumph engine works. It means I’ve got a little bit of data, but we’ll see how I feel when I jump onto the bike for the first time," he said.
He said that he would not be too ambitious to set a target for the race and put himself under pressure, but has set a goal to learn something in every session as well as staying consistent in the race.
“If I can produce a good result, that will be a bonus,” he added.