Bike #84 – Jakub Kornfeil QP: P10; 2’08.496 – 13 laps
Bike #7 – Adam Norrodin QP: P21; 2’09.064 – 14 laps
DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team rider Jakub Kornfeil will start tomorrow’s Czech Grand Prix in front of his home crowd from a solid 10 th position. With a strong start the 23-year-old is confident he has what it takes to fight for his best finish of the year.
Teammate Adam Norrodin secured a respectable 21 st place on the grid in today’s Moto3 qualifying. Despite a crash in yesterday’s first practice session hindering the rookie’s time on track, Norrodin worked hard to make up for lost laps, improving his pace by over a second around the undulating Automotodrom Brno.
#84 Jakub Kornfeil
“I feel quite positive right now; I think our chances for tomorrow to make a good result are very high. I’m happy for this. If I can start strong and stay with the leading group, for sure we can make a good race. All the weekend it has been quite okay and we have never been out of the top fifteen, so this is a big improvement after the difficulties we had in Austria. Qualifying was not easy; I couldn’t get any slip-stream so I had to set my lap time alone, which was quite difficult but I’m pleased that I could do this. I must say thanks to the team though because my mechanics are doing such a good job.
I think the forecast for tomorrow is something like 99% rain, but wet or dry I’m very excited to race in front of my home crowd.”
#7 Adam Norrodin
“We had a more positive qualifying today. I think we could have had a better grid position but in the last moments there was so much traffic and everyone just closed the gas, so I couldn’t improve my time anymore. Anyway I feel good about tomorrow. Yesterday we were quite far back and now we have improved quite a lot, so this is a good step in the right direction. We changed the settings just a little but I bettered my lap time, so it’s good to see that what we are doing is working. I have to thank my mechanics because they are also pushing so hard to make a good job. In the end our lap time today was not so far away. The forecast for the race is rain but I feel prepared. I feel a lot more comfortable on the bike. My aim for tomorrow is to learn, not make the same mistake as I did last time in the rain, stay calm, do the best and finish the race well.”