Tough time in Texas for SIC Racing Team

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.”

 

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Americas GP

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SIC Racing Team complete round two in Argentina

The Grand Prix of Argentina saw SIC Racing Team rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin cross the line in 26th place today after starting from 31st position on the grid.

Riding in the wet for the first time on board his Kalex machine this weekend, Fahmi experienced a tough time adapting to the changing conditions. With only one dry session under his belt before Qualifying, the Moto2 rookie qualified 31st for todays race. Following a positive morning Warm-Up the Malaysian made a solid start off the line, passing seven riders in the first two laps. Continuing to push Fahmi worked hard to hold onto his position before dropping back two places and crossing the line in 26th.

Johan Stigefelt – Team Manager
“Conditions for everyone have been quite difficult. We started here on Friday quite positive in the dry and Fahmi did quite well and made good progress from Qatar. Unfortunately since then we have had a lot of wet conditions. It was the first time for him in the wet on this bike, so its not been so easy. It was a lot more difficult than we had anticipated; we had to make a lot of changes on the bike that Fahmi wanted and in hindsight maybe this wasn’t the best way to go. It’s a difficult decision to make. In the race conditions were drying so we went with slicks; Fahmi made a very good start but then dropped back a little. It’s a shame yesterday was wet because I think this extra time would have helped him a lot today. Nevertheless he finished the race and has learned more again this weekend, so we hope to take that further at the next race in Austin.”

#63 ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN – P26
“In the race today I felt quite happy because I made a good start and passed a few guys in the first two laps. I tried to stick with the top twenty guys but I just couldn’t keep the same pace as the others. I know I am improving day by day but our gap is still far from the top. Hopefully we can figure something out for the next race to be closer to the front.”

 

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Argentina GP

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Fahmi focused on improvement as SIC Racing Team head to Argentina

The second round of the 2018 MotoGP World Championship sees the teams and riders cross the Atlantic in preparation for the Grand Prix of Argentina.

Following the teams debut Moto2 race in Qatar, SIC Racing Team rider Zulfahmi Khairuddin heads to the South American circuit, with a clear aim to make solid progress on board his Kalex machine.

#63 ZULFAHMI KHAIRUDDIN
“After a very tough weekend in Qatar, I’m looking forward to Argentina. We learned a lot of things during the last race and I have already made a few plans with my team to improve myself and my riding style. The track in Argentina is quite simple and similar to Qatar, so hopefully this will help us to start in the right way. The difficulty will be the grip levels there, particularly on the first day, so we will have to work through this. I really hope that I can raise my game and be competitive. It has not been an easy start for us and I have a lot of hard work ahead of me to do better, but I will keep pushing.”

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