JetSurf athlete Kornfeil takes his first 2016 MotoGP podium
Today the Malaysian Grand Prix saw DRIVE M7 SIC Racing Team rider Jakub Kornfeil achieve an outstanding 2nd place finish in front of the teams home crowd, at Sepang International Circuit. Having rode an exceptional race in challenging conditions and well worthy of a podium finish, Kornfeil heads to the final round of the year adding twenty more points to his Championship tally and elevating his position to eighth overall.
Jakub Kornfeil has equaled his best position from British GP last season where took his first ever podium finish in 2nd place. This season, he has built his championship up on consistent points scoring performances. Lacking the podium finish until the penultimate round of the season, Jakub Kornfeil has finally achieved the very first podium of 2016 season. Furthermore, his third career podium finish helps to collect current 103 Championship points giving the Czech rider a great opportunity to finish the best season of his MotoGP appearance so far.
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“This is my best career finish in Moto3 and the feeling is amazing! I don’t think it has completely sunk in yet; it still feels like a dream. It was a very difficult race; there was no grip in the tyre. The most important thing was to stay on the bike, study the track because it was changing every lap and be careful to avoid the wet patches. I want to say huge thanks to my team and to SIC [Sepang International Circuit] and all my sponsors and family. Without them I couldn’t do this! I want to dedicate this second place to them. For me this result means a lot; the first podium of the year is always special and especially at the home GP of my team; it’s incredible! To go back home with twenty points is fantastic.”
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