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Moto2 machine suits Redding

Moto2 machine suits Redding

The British rider of the Marc VDS Racing team completed the Jerez Test as the fourth fastest man across all three days on his Suter MMX prototype.

Scott Redding made vast improvements in the final Official pre-season Moto2 Test at Jerez, finishing the last on-track preparations before the start of the season as the fourth quickest rider of the 40 present.

Improving on his best lap time successively across the three days of Testing, Redding ended with a 1’44.394 on Monday, just three-tenths of a second off the best time of the entire Test set by Claudio Corti.

The 600cc 4-stroke machine suits the tall 17 year-old well, and Redding explained how he had adapted to the step up from the 125cc bike he had become accustomed to in his two World Championship seasons to date.

“For me the bigger bike is better because I’m quite a tall rider,” Redding said. “Last year we struggled a lot with the 125cc in terms of not finishing races, and this year we struggled to get a ride. It was the last moment at Christmas we signed with Marc VDS, so now I need to push to say thank you in a way.”

Redding’s first Test on the Suter came at the private outing at Catalunya in mid-February, and after some time to adjust his riding style at the Official Tests at Valencia and (the first) Jerez, he believes he has found a much more suitable feeling.

“The first time we got on the bike it felt good but the times weren’t there,” said Redding. “The bike is working well, and for me a bigger bike is good, but coming from 125cc there is a lot more power.”

He continued: “At the beginning I didn’t really struggle because I’m a big person and I can fight the bike, but it was a big difference and I had to change my riding style a lot. Now we’ve been able to change it the times are coming better and a lot easier.”

Moto2, 2010, Scott Redding, Marc VDS Racing Team

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