Xavi Vierge and Adam Norrodin all set for Silverstone
PETRONAS Sprinta Racing Moto2 riders ready for return of BritishGP at Silverstone this weekend, after cancellation of 2020 edition
The popular circuit of Silverstone, home of the BritishGP, will come alive this weekend as the 12th round of the Moto2 championship gets underway for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing’s Xavi Vierge – who will be joined by Malaysian Adam Norrodin.
After a disappointing AustrianGP, Vierge will be hoping for a reversal of fortunes this weekend at the popular Silverstone circuit. The most recent BritishGP, held in 2019, saw the Spaniard claim his first top-five start at the track, as well as his first top-ten finish there. Currently holding onto tenth in the Moto2 championship standings with 59 points, Xavi will also be aiming to reduce the gap to those ahead of him in the riders’ standings.
Norrodin, who is joining the team for the British round as stand-in for regular rider Jake Dixon, will be making a return to the Moto2 championship having raced for PETRONAS Sprinta Racing in six races of the 2019 season. Currently fifth in the FIM CEV Championship, the young Malaysian talent will be looking to quickly adapt to the Kalex at Silverstone and enjoy the opportunity of performing on the world stage again.
FP1 will get underway for Vierge and Norrodin at 10.55am local time (5.55pm MYT) on Friday, with Sunday’s 18-lap Moto2 race due to commence at 2.30pm local time (9.30pm MYT).
“It was a shame that in the last race in Austria we had an impact in the first corner, which put me last, and then I was not able to fight like I wanted because we were missing some speed. The team has been looking at the data and I hope that this weekend we can be inside the top-five, where we really need to be.
The Silverstone track is wide, which is good, but it is also flowing, so if you get a corner wrong you can lose speed in the next few turns. It is a good circuit though and I’m looking forward to being back racing there, as we were unable to last year.” – Xavi Vierge
“For me Silverstone is a really special track, especially the Maggotts and Becketts corners, because it has some hard braking areas but it’s also really fast. I had quite a good result there in 2017, when I was in Moto3, finishing in the points. I was able to make improvements throughout that year but we unfortunately didn’t have a race at Silverstone in 2018.
It’s not an easy track to ride and this will be my first time riding a Moto2 bike there, but I’m really looking forward to it and to see what I can do. I’m really excited to work with PETRONAS Sprinta Racing again and I can’t wait to be back in the world championship this weekend.” – Adam Norrodin