PETALING JAYA: Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah endured a frustrating time in the opening practice session in Moto2 at the Catalan Grand Prix.
The Petronas Raceline Malaysia rider could only manage the 28th fastest time after clocking 1:49.550 at the Catalunya Circuit yesterday.
Hafizh’s was 2.455 seconds adrift of Spaniard Esteve Rabat, who clocked the fastest time of 1:47.095.
“I had some problems with the soft front end this morning,” lamented 20-year-old Hafizh.
“Although I pitted twice and requested the engineers to make changes, it was still too soft to navigate through the high speed turns.
“We will look at the data again and decide what is the best course to take for the bike and me.”