Adam Norrodin will be racing in Silverstone with the Petronas Sprinta Racing Moto2 squad
The Petronas Sprinta Racing Moto2 squad will see the return of Malaysian rider, Adam Norrodin, as a replacement for Jake Dixon for the upcoming British MotoGP round in Silverstone happening this weekend.
This came about following the sacking of Maverick Vinales from the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP squad last week, which followed with Cal Crutchlow stepping up to the factory seat and Jake Dixon getting his shot at the Yamaha YZR-M1 as a replacement for the still-recovering Petronas Yamaha SRT rider, Franco Morbidelli.
The 23-year-old Malaysian has had his fair share of experience with the Petronas Sprinta Racing team when he joined back in 2016 for Moto3 and as recently as 2019 for Moto2. Adam Norrodin is currently competing in the FIM CEV championship in Spain, which he's currently doing quite well with three podium finishes so far.
According to Dato' Razlan Razali, Petronas Sprinta Racing's Team Principal, "It is with great pleasure that we can welcome back Adam Norrodin to Petronas Sprinta Racing. Adam has been performing well in the FIM CEV championship, where he is currently fifth in the standings and has enjoyed podiums this year. He is perfectly placed to take advantage of the vacant Moto2 seat brought about by Jake Dixon’s promotion to MotoGP for this weekend and we look forward to seeing him out on track in the team’s colours at Silverstone."
"This is the objective of having a structure like ours and when the situation arises, we are able to position our young Malaysian talent in the team. This is a timely opportunity for Adam to further develop and benchmark himself against other riders in the Moto2 World Championship. Furthermore, with the unfortunate news that the Malaysian GP is cancelled, this could be the only time this year for Malaysian fans to watch another of their fellow countrymen in Moto2. From the team perspective, this ride will be about experience and development and we have no expectations for him in terms of results but we wish him the very best of luck," added Dato' Razlan.