The PETRONAS MIE Racing Honda Team is back on track this weekend for round eight of the Supersport World Championship, after which the field will break for a six-week summer vacation.

Riders Tarran Mackenzie and Adam Norrodin have never visited Autodrom Most until now and so will be tasked with learning the layout come Friday’s first practice. The latest Italian SBK round proved challenging on many fronts, with the races running in extreme heat which made for treacherous track conditions. With many of their fellow riders failing to reach the finish line, the PETRONAS MIE Racing Honda riders did well to avoid mistakes and finish race 1 in twenty-second place (Tarran) and race 2 in sixteenth place (Adam).

The pair have spent the last week at home, focusing on their physical and mental preparation so as to be ready for another intense race weekend, this time in the Czech Republic. The Autodrom Most was constructed in the 1980s in the north-east of the country, close to the German border. 4.212 km in length, the track is made up of 21 turns, seven of which left-handers and fourteen right. The WorldSBK championship has only competed at Most twice to date, in 2021 and 2022.

Tarran Mackenzie

“I’ve had a few days at home, preparing as best I can for this next round. It’s my first time at the Most track, but it looks like a good circuit, especially for the 600s, so I’m looking forward to getting out in FP1 and experiencing it for myself.”

Adam Norrodin

“Most is another new one for me, so a challenge for sure. I don’t think we’re far off with the bike base setup, so if we can find something more  from our package for the next races, we should be able to do better than we have in recent rounds. Let’s see what we can do.”

Track information:

Country: Czech Republic
Name: Autodrom Most
Length: 4.212 km
Pole position: left

Corners: 7 left-hand, 14 right-hand

SSP RECORDS: Best lap: Baldassarri (Yamaha) 1’35.112 (2022). Superpole – Baldassarri (Yamaha) 1’34.952 (2022).


Race 1 – 1. Baldassarri (Yamaha); 2. Manzi (Ducati); 2. Odendaal (Yamaha).

Race 2 – 1. Baldassarri (Yamaha); 2. Bulega (Ducati); 3. Manzi (Triumph).