Two busy test days for Mackenzie and Norrodin at Misano

Two busy test days for Mackenzie and Norrodin at Misano

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The PETRONAS MIE Racing Honda Team has taken part in a two-day test at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, as the WorldSBK championship gears up for round four, set to play out at the same Italian track in mid-June.

Two busy test days for Mackenzie and Norrodin at Misano

Together with most of the SBK field, Tarran Mackenzie and Adam Norrodin took to the Misano track on Thursday morning in warm, dry conditions. Working on the general setting of their CBR1000RR-R machines, the riders and technicians on both sides of the garage. The weather held out all day long, allowing the squad to complete a good part of what it had planned and collect vital data.

Teams returned to the track on Friday to continue with this essential testing. The morning session was cut short due to rain, with showers continuing throughout the afternoon but, all in all, both Mackenzie and Norrodin felt that they took a step in the right direction with respect to day one, building on their overall feeling and confidence around the Italian track. 

The PETRONAS MIE Racing Honda Team and its riders now feel better prepared ahead of the fourth championship round, scheduled to take place at Misano over the weekend of 14-16 June.

Tarran Mackenzie Tarran Mackenzie WorldSBK Rider #95

"It’s perhaps not been as straight forward as we might have liked. Yesterday was trying – I struggled a lot and didn’t have the best feeling but ended the day in a slightly better position. Then this morning, we made a little more progress. I never really pushed for a lap time; I would have liked to, but we didn’t get chance as it rained just before lunch and then for the best part of the afternoon. We tried something new with the spare bike, which I think can be positive in terms of the chassis, but we really needed a bit more time. Hopefully for the race weekend we can start where we’ve finished off here and be in a better position for the races."

Adam Norrodin Adam Norrodin WorldSBK Rider #27

"The test’s been quite tough, but we’ve tried a number of things on the bike. There were positives and negatives, but for now we can’t quite put it all together for a lap time. We’ve collected a lot of information, despite the rain interrupting our work on day two. We only really got a couple of good hours on Friday afternoon, which was a pity as we could have done a lot more had it stayed dry. It’s been useful preparation time anyway, and now we’ll continue to work to see what we can do to find more feeling so that we can be stronger in the next races."

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