SIC Racing Team rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin completed the Grand Prix of the Americas in 27th place today, concluding an overall tough weekend for the Malaysian Moto2 rookie.
Johan Stigefelt – Team Manager
“It was a tough race for Fahmi. We knew coming here that it would be hard because it’s a very technical and demanding track for the rider; it’s certainly not an easy circuit for a rookie to master. It incorporates many different points of riding ability. It’s harder for Fahmi because he his new to this bike and there is a lot to learn to understand how to ride the bike well. The lap times in the race were also very slow, so we need to look into this and try to understand why he struggled so much today. We had hoped to make more of a step here, so it’s quite disappointing. Nevertheless we will keep working to improve for the next race.”
#63 ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN – P27
“I made a good start to the race and straight away passed a few guys but I knew that I didn’t have the pace to keep up. I’ve really struggled with all the changes in direction here and this is why I haven’t been as fast as the rest of the riders. The positive from Austin is that I have gained further experience on this bike but overall I know I have a lot of work ahead of me; I must work even harder at the next race to adapt to this bike and improve my results. I want to say sorry to all the team; I hope that I can show them a good result soon and repay them for all their hard work and support.”