HAFIZH Syahrin wished that his bike had “behaved better” on Saturday.
The Petronas Raceline Malaysia Moto2 rider felt that his Kalex machine was not running as well as it should be during the Spanish GP.
The Moto2 rider finished 10th in Catalunya on Sunday,
Ironically, it was on the same track and at the same race last year that he did much better — a top five finish despite starting the race at the back of the pack.
“It is a pity that the bike is not in the same condition during the qualifying.
“If not, who knows what could have happened,” he said.
The former Moto3 rider will go to the next race in the Netherlands (Assen, June 23-25) in 14th place overall after collecting 29 points from seven races.
Team manager Razmin Masli Abdul Razak is pleased with Hafizh’s performance so far.
“Position 14 overall with 11 races to go and we do hope that we can improve on the overall standing as well,” he said.
In Moto3, Adam Norrodin of SIC Racing Team finished 18th after starting at 30th on the grid.
This puts him at 21st overall on the world standings, having collected only six points in seven races.
“This weekend was tough but I learned quite a lot in the race, so I leave Barcelona with good knowledge for the next race,” said Adam.
Team manager Johan Stigefelt wants to see more from Adam and he hopes the two-day test in Aragon next week will help.
“He must work on a few things there so it will be good to see if we can find something to help both (Adam and Ayumu Sasaki) riders.”