17/06/2020

Intact Juniors looking forward to the start of 2020 soon in Portugal

The LIQUI MOLY Intact SIC Junior Team is ready to start. Four new youngsters of the junior racing squad from Germany will hit the racetracks in Estoril and the Algarve in Portugal from the beginning of July.

The Corona pandemic caused a long break without events! A full seven months after the last FIM CEV Repsol races on 10th November 2019, the 2020 season of the Moto2 European Championship and the Hawkers European Talent Cup can finally get underway in July.

For four young riders, the journey then begins with the LIQUI MOLY Intact SIC Junior Team, which is working with the Sepang International Circuit (SIC) for the second season to promote young talents! The Malaysian Adam Norrodin will compete in the Moto2 European Championship aboard the Intact-Kalex. In the ETC, the team will line up with three promising riders. These include 14-year-old German Phillip Tonn, 15-year-old US American Damian Jigalov and 15-year-old Malaysian Sharul Ezwan Sharil.

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» Adam Norrodin #7
born 13 June 1998
Nationality: Malaysia
» Adam Norrodin is already a well-known face of the Moto3 and Moto2 World Championship. The 22-year-old has competed in the Asia Talent Cup in 2014 and 2015 and took part in the FIM CEV Moto3 Junior World Championship in 2015. In 2016 the Malaysian made his World Championship debut in the Moto3 series and in 2019 he moved up to the Moto2 class with the Petronas Sprinta Team. With this top-class experience, Adam Norrodin wants to fight for the title in the Moto2 European Championship this season!

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» Phillip Tonn #66
born August 22, 2005
Nationality: Germany
» Phillip Tonn comes from Neukirchen in Saxony and now lives in Mattstedt in Thuringia. He started riding motocross in 2013 at the age of seven. In 2015 he became German Pocket Bike Champion, one year later he won the German Mini Bike Cup. He then trained and raced in Spain until he made his Moto3 debut in the Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2019. The fast youngster will also tackle the Red Bull Rookies Cup in 2020 and at the same time will be competing in the ETC for the LIQUI MOLY Intact SIC Junior Team thanks to the support of the ADAC Stiftung Sport.

» Damian Jigalov #78
born 28 June 2004
Nationality: USA
» By the time Damian Jigalov was three, he was already starting to race on dirt-flat tracks. When he turned seven, his parents gave him a Honda NSR50. His natural racer instinct surprised not only his father, a 40-year-old police officer from Chicago, at that time. With the support of the Italian Motorcycle Federation, the young rider from Illinois was invited to test on the Misano circuit on his 12th birthday. His talent left an impression in the Italian championship, where many of the world's best racers made their first steps. In 2019 he finished seventh in the MotoAmerica Junior Cup Championship with one podium and six top five results. In July 2020, the 15-year-old US American will fight for points for the first time on the LIQUI MOLY Intact SIC machine in the ETC Cup.

» Sharul Ezwan Sharil #36
born 30 June 2004
Nationality: Malaysia
» The 15-year-old Malaysian Sharul Ezwan Sharil began his motorsport career in the Johor Motocross Series in 2015, winning the Supermoto 200cc Open Championship a year later. He then competed in the Malaysian Cub Prix Championship, where he finished fifth in the 110cc class in 2018. The same year he celebrated third place overall as rookie in the Malaysian Superbike 250cc championship. Last year he finished another successful season in the 250cc superbike category and was able to gain his first experience in the European Talent Cup with a wildcard!

The dates for the 2020 season have been set. The first of these will be two consecutive weeks in Portugal in July with one race at the Circuito do Estoril and one week after at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão. The season will then continue with double events on the same racetracks in Jerez, Aragon and Valencia.