KUALA LUMPUR: Back to full fitness after an injury-hampered outing in Jerez, Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah is adamant on putting on a good show for his Monster Yamaha Tech3 team's home fans at the French Motorcycle Grand Prix this weekend.
Hafizh enjoyed a strong start to the season after collecting points in both Qatar and Argentina, but crashed out in Austin during the Grand Prix of the Americas, and he could only manage 16th in Jerez last week at the Spanish Grand Prix as he struggled with injuries he suffered in a cycling accident.
The MotoGP rookie, however, confirmed that he has fully recovered and is eager to pick up more points.
"I’m looking forward to arrive in Le Mans and I want to do my best for my guys (teammates), because they are all French. It’s our home race and we have got many supporters," said the 24-year-old.
"I aim to continue in the best way possible, as during the first three rounds. Jerez was quite difficult after my bicycle crash at the beginning of the week.
"Now that my pain is all gone, I’m back at 100 per cent, so I want to mount a serious challenge among all the rookies as I am determined to get as many points as possible.
"I hope I can come back as strong as before, and I can’t wait to start this very important round for all of us."
Hafizh did reasonably well at Le Mans during his time in Moto2, finishing 11th last year, eighth in 2016 and ninth in 2015.
He is currently 16th in the overall MotoGP standings with nine points, and is the second highest placed rookie after Italian Franco Morbidelli who is 13th on 13 points.