#MalaysianGP: NTS RW Racing GP primed for hot Sepang

With this weekend’s Malaysia Grand Prix, the championship enters the very final stage. Steven Odendaal and Joe Roberts, however, arrive on a high in Sepang despite the massive changes in conditions to last weekend at Phillip Island.

NTS RW Racing GP moved over from Australia highly motivated, making steps forward at the fast and flowing Phillip Island circuit last weekend although the Dutch based Moto2™ team hits different circumstances in hot and humid Sepang for the penultimate round of the season.

Nevertheless, the team’s riders Steven Odendaal and Joe Roberts are looking forward to the challenging Malaysian round, primed to tackle all obstacles awaiting them in the South-eastern Asia country.

 

#4 Steven ODENDAAL (NTS RW Racing RG, NTS):

“I’m really looking forward to this race weekend because we made a step in Australia and I think we can follow through with this pace and the rhythm. On the other hand, I haven’t been here for five years which is a little bit challenging but I’m confident to re-learning the Sepang circuit quite quickly and getting back on to some good pace.”

 

#16 Joe ROBERTS (NTS RW Racing GP, NTS):

“For me, this is a new circuit again as I haven’t been here before. But normally, we don’t have really too much trouble learning a new track. Although, I think this place will be another interesting one because we will use the No. zero tyre again which I like a lot. Well, honestly, I don’t have any big expectations coming in here but, obviously, we want to get into the points as always. But the first target is just to learn the circuit as quick as possible because there are a lot of different corners. So, let’s see how we get on during the first day.”

 

Facts Sepang International Circuit:

First time venue GP Japan: 1999

Length: 5,543 meters

Width: 16 meters

Longest straight: 920 meters

Left corners: 5

Right corners: 10

Best Moto2™ Pole-Position: 2´06.383 (2015)

Moto2™ Circuit lap record: 2´06.952 (2017)

 

#MalaysianGP Moto2™ Time Schedule (CET):

Friday, 2 November: 02:55 – 03:40 FP1

Friday, 2 November: 07:05 – 07:50 FP2

Saturday, 3 November: 02:55 – 03:40 FP3

Saturday, 3 November: 06:30 – 07:15 QP

Sunday, 4 November: 02:10 – 02:30 Warm-Up

Sunday, 4 November:05:20 Race (18 Laps – 99.774 km)

 

Moto2™ World Standing:

1 Francesco BAGNAIA / ITA / KALEX / 288

2 Miguel OLIVEIRA / POR / KTM / 252

3 Brad BINDER / RSA / KTM / 193

4 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI / ITA / KALEX / 152

5 Joan MIR / SPA / KALEX / 149

6 Alex MARQUEZ / SPA / KALEX / 148

7 Marcel SCHRÖTTER / GER / KALEX / 131

8 Xavi VIERGE / SPA / KALEX / 126

9 Luca MARINI / ITA / KALEX / 122

10 Fabio QUARTARARO / FRA / Speed Up / 117

11 Mattia PASINI / ITA / KALEX / 115

12 Iker LECUONA / SPA / KTM / 60

13 Jorge NAVARRO / SPA / KALEX / 55

14 Sam LOWES / T`GBR / KTM / 48

15 Simone CORSI / ITA / KALEX / 47

27 #16 Joe ROBERTS / USA / NTS / 5

31 #4 Steven ODENDAAL / RSA / NTS / 1

You may also like