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Top Open result for Gresini’s Redding

Scott Redding rode to an impressive ninth place finish at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix, finishing as the top Open class rider for the first time this season.  

Redding got a good start and was able to pull away from fellow Honda RCV1000R rider, Hiroshi Aoyama, before becoming involved in a race long battle with Cal Crutchlow on the factory Ducati.

The two Britons swapped places on numerous occasions, with Crutchlow narrowly taking the advantage at the chequered flag. With ninth place, Redding now lies 12th in the championship with 40 points.

The British GO&FUN Honda Gresini rider commented, “I was strong all weekend and I’m obviously happy to be in the parc fermé for the first time. It’s not the best way, because Aleix Espargaro was forced out, but the important thing is that I was the first production Honda rider home again.”

“At the beginning of the race Aoyama was able to maintain a gap of around a second, because I was fighting with Crutchlow, but I eventually managed to pull away and then it was just down to Cal and me. It was good battling with him, even if he could pass me back every time on the straight. I think we made a good job and I’d like to thank all the guys in the team for their hard work. It’s a good way to start back after the summer break and now we can look forward to the next races.”

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MotoGP, 2014, Scott Redding, GO&FUN Honda Gresini

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