AFTER a series of misfortune, MotoGP rookie Hafizh Syahrin Abdullah hopes to get his season back on track at the Spanish Motorcycle Grand Prix this weekend.
The Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider left the Grand Prix of the Americas last month in a dejected state after crashing twice on race day - in the morning warmup and race.
To add salt to injury, Hafizh crashed his bicycle during training in Spain in Monday. He was riding at 60kmh at the time and sustained cuts on his elbow and bottom.
Hafizh, signed by Tech3 as a late replacement for the ill Jonas Folger, remains optimistic of a strong weekend.
"I’m looking forward to the next race in Jerez. My physical condition is getting better and better and I think I learned what I need (to ride well on) for the big bike," said Hafizh, who turns 24 on Saturday.
"After the disappointment in Texas, I’m feeling good again and I was training a lot with the bicycle and dirt bike, so I’m more than ready to get it started again.”
"I will try not to repeat the mistake I did in the GP of the Americas warm-up and I hope I can end up in the points scoring positions again."
Hafizh, who spent four seasons in Moto2 before making the step-up to the premier class this year, remains in the lead in the rookie standings despite failing to pick up any points in Texas.
He is currently 13th in the overall MotoGP standings with nine points.
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