Malaysian racer Adam Norrodin will join Petronas Sprinta Moto2 team for the Misano MotoGP round, stepping in to deputise for his countryman Khairul Idham Pawi as he continues to recover from a serious hand injury.
Currently competing in the European Moto2 championship for the SIC Junior Team, Norrodin is also experienced in the middleweight class - but will get his first chance to sample the new-for-2019 Triumph engines when he makes his Moto2 World Championship debut next weekend.
“It’s a shame that KIP is not able to return to racing, but I’m really happy to have been given this opportunity; it’s like a dream come true,” said Norrodin.
“There’s something new for me to learn, but it’ll be interesting for me - it’s a new chapter for my story and I need to say a huge thanks to Razlan and the team for still believing in me.
It’ll be great to be able to come back to the world championship, because I’ve missed the pressure, the people and how much you improve every weekend there.
“The bike will be a little different to what I’m used to, but I’m looking forward to trying it out and my main focus for the weekend is to try and learn the bike to prepare for the future.
“For me, it’s a great opportunity, but equally, I hope that KIP can make a fast recovery and come back to the championship to show his potential.”