PETALING JAYA: Adam Norrodin has been given a debut Moto2 ride with Petronas Sprinta Racing Team in the British Grand Prix this weekend, stepping in for Jake Dixon.
Dixon has been promoted to the premier class with Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team to replace Cal Crutchlow, who was called up to take over from Spaniard Maverick Vinales in the Yamaha factory team.
Crutchlow himself was roped in midway to cover for Italian Franco Morbidelli, who is recovering from a left knee surgery.
Adam, 23, made his Moto3 debut in 2016 with the team who were then known as SIC Racing Team.
In his three years with them, the Johorean racked up seven top-10 finishes including a fifth placing at the 2018 Argentina Grand Prix.
Adam is now competing in the FIM CEV Championship where he is currently fifth in the Moto2 standings with three podium finishes.
“It’s hard to put into words how it feels to be back in the world championship for Silverstone but I am really happy and looking forward to it.
“It’s a great honour. I am going to do the best I can and I’m really excited to ride the Moto2 bike at the British GP,” he said in a statement issued by the team.
Team principal Datuk Razlan Razali said it was a timely opportunity for Adam to further develop and test himself against other riders in the world championship.
“Adam has been performing well in the FIM CEV Championship, where he is currently fifth in the standings and has enjoyed podium finishes this year.
“He is perfectly placed to take advantage of the vacant seat brought about by Dixon’s promotion 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.
“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.”