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Redding: “Every tenth feels like a second in Moto2”

Redding: “Every tenth feels like a second in Moto2”

The Marc VDS Racing Team rider discusses his season so far in this motogp.com video, following his first Championship points of 2010 at Le Mans.

Scott Redding scored his first Championship points of the 2010 season at the weekend, finishing the Moto2 race at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France in 11th place. It was a continuation of the rapid progression the 17 year-old has displayed on board the Suter chassis of the Marc VDS Racing Team after just three races.

By his own admission the adaptation to the new intermediate class has been tough, and the 17 year-old made the step up to the 600cc 4-stroke bike class directly from the 125cc category.

An opening race position of 23rd in Qatar was bettered with 16th at Jerez in round two, and on Sunday Redding rose from 21st on the starting grid to place amongst the points in an eventful race at Le Mans. Following the result Redding explained how he has found the switch to Moto2 so far.

“Qatar for me was difficult, we had a good first practice then we struggled in the rest of the sessions and the race. Jerez was better – we struggled in practice and qualifying then did better in the race, and it was the same here, we struggled in practice and qualifying but had a good race,” he said, before continuing to explain just how competitive it gets out on the Moto2 grid.

“The racing is very difficult. You have one second separating 30 guys which is very close, and every tenth feels like a second. The season so far has been hard but I’m sure we can get some better results,” he added.

With his first points now under his belt, Redding hopes that a consistent weekend at Mugello in round four could improve his results even further.

“I started 21st here at Le Mans and made 11th in the race, so if I’m in front from the beginning of the weekend then I’m sure I can run with the front guys and get a good result,” he stated.

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Moto2, 2010, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, Scott Redding, Marc VDS Racing Team

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