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Redding not worried by points loss

Redding not worried by points loss

Pol Espargaro enjoyed a highly positive day at Misano, winning the Moto2™ San Marino Grand Prix to move back to within one race victory of championship leader Scott Redding. The Englishman, however, is remaining calm.

As Espargaro (Tuenti HP 40) claimed the top spot for the fourth time this year, moving one ahead of Redding (Marc VDS Racing Team) in terms of race victories as well as enjoying a Misano clean sweep of pole position, race win and fastest lap, the Englishman crossed the finish line in sixth place.

"We just struggled a bit onto the back straight," Redding explained to during a video interview. "I was faster on the infield of the track. Every time I got to them, I lost it again, then I would get to them again…I used a lot of tyre and in the end I didn’t have enough to go past (Dominique) Aegerter, but I pushed a lot to stay in front of (Johann) Zarco.

"The feeling wasn’t really great this weekend. I’m not really sure why, but with some tracks it is just like that. I am happy to finish sixth, though, and we made another position on the last lap. We have had a hard weekend, so I am really happy to come away with this."

Redding went on to make a point of stating that, while Espargaro’s ride to victory was an impressive one, the Catalan did not gain as many points back on Redding as when the Briton had won at Silverstone while Espargaro finished eighth:

"He did a good race. I saw the highlights. He took the victory. Last time it was the other way around. He didn’t get as many points off me as I pulled at Silverstone, so in the end it is still close, but I am happy with the result and we have to go on to Aragon."

Five races remain in 2013, with a maximum of 125 points still on offer between Aragon and Valencia. At present, there are 23 points between Redding and Espargaro.

Moto2, 2013, GP APEROL DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Scott Redding, Marc VDS Racing Team

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