Redding seeks repeat podium

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Scott Redding heads to this weekend's Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya looking for another podium, to add to his third place finish last time out at Le Mans.

This weekend's Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya marks the start of an intense period of activity in the Moto2 World Championship. Five races in just seven weekends could see a major change in the championship standings ahead of the annual summer break. Redding currently lies fifth in the standings, just 27 points adrift of championship leader Pol Espargaró.

The 2012 Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya will mark the 21st successive year that the Circuit de Catalunya has been used since it was first included in the World Championship in 1992. The circuit is characterised by long, constant-radius corners that place the emphasis on a flowing riding style, as well as excellent chassis and tyre performance.

Carrying speed through the final two turns and onto the long start finish straight is important, but a lot of time can also be lost in the stadium section, where good lines through the combination of turns are critical to a fast lap time.

Scott Redding

"Barcelona is the first of a five race run in just seven weekends, so it's important to start with a good result. With results comes confidence, as we saw in Le Mans, and that always makes things easier, especially when there's no gap between races. I quite like the Montmeló circuit and, after the Navarra test and the Le Mans result, we know we head to Spain with a competitive package. The Spanish riders are going to be pushing hard in front of their home crowd, but I'm confident I can come away with a top five finish and maybe even challenge for the podium once again."

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