Adam Norrodin will return to the Moto2 grid for the first time since 2019 after being announced as Jake Dixon's replacement for the British Grand Prix.

The Malaysian's call-up is the latest link in the chain reaction that followed Maverick Vinales' Yamaha split; Cal Crutchlow being moved from Petronas Yamaha to take his place, and Dixon in turn being bumped up to the MotoGP class ride alongside Valentino Rossi at Silverstone.

Norrodin joined the Sepang squad in 2016, representing the team for three seasons in the lightweight class with a best finish of fifth at the 2018 Argentine GP.

The Malaysian’s most recent grand prix appearances came with the SRT team two years ago, when he debuted in the Moto2 category as a replacement for the injured Khairul Idham Pawi during the last six races of the season, with a best finish of 22nd place.

Norrodin, 23, is currently participating in the FIM CEV Championship, where he occupies fifth position in the Moto2 standings with three podiums.

"It’s hard to put into words how it feels to be back in the World Championship for Silverstone, but I’m really happy and looking forward to it," Norrodin said.

"I want to thank Razlan and the team for this opportunity. I also want to thank my family and all those who have kept on supporting me.

"It’s a great honour, I’m going to try to do the best I can and I’m really excited to ride the Moto2 bike at the British GP this week. Plus I’m looking forward to working with Petronas Sprinta Racing again. I can’t wait!"

"It is with great pleasure that we can welcome back Adam Norrodin to Petronas Sprinta Racing," said team principal Razlan Razali. "Adam has been performing well in the FIM CEV championship, where he is currently fifth in the standings and has enjoyed podiums this year.

"He is perfectly placed to take advantage of the vacant Moto2 seat brought about by Jake Dixon’s promotion to MotoGP for this weekend and we look forward to seeing him out on track in the team’s colours at Silverstone.

"This is the objective of having a structure like ours and, when the situation arises, we are able to position our young Malaysian talent in the team. This is a timely opportunity for Adam to further develop and benchmark himself against other riders in the Moto2 World Championship.

"Furthermore with the unfortunate news that the MalaysianGP is cancelled, this could be the only time this year for Malaysian fans to watch another of their fellow countrymen in Moto2.

"From the team perspective, this ride will be about experience and development and we have no expectations for him in terms of results but we wish him the very best of luck."

Norrodin will be riding alongside regular Petronas Moto2 rider Xavi Vierge, who is rumoured to be getting his MotoGP chance next time at Aragon before Franco Morbidelli potentially returns from knee surgery at Misano.

SRT is set to disband its Moto2 and Moto3 teams at the end of this season following the loss of Petronas backing. Further details of the team's future are set to be confirmed at Silverstone.