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Redding: “I am going to race the extra hard tyre”

Redding: “I am going to race the extra hard tyre”

Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Scott Redding came close to a second top 10 starting position of 2015, ending qualifying in 11th.

 
Track conditions at the technical and fast Termas de Rio Hondo circuit may have improved considerably compared to yesterday’s slippery surface.  But much hotter conditions still made it a challenging task for Redding to find optimum grip on his Honda RC213V machine.
 
The 22-year-old set a best lap of 1.39.380 to finish 11th on the grid, with Redding unable to find confidence under acceleration to push for a faster lap time.
 
The Termas de Rio Hondo is notoriously severe on tyres, with several high-speed sections and an abrasive surface making it one of the most demanding tracks on the calendar for riders and Bridgestone. As a result, Redding plans to race the new extra hard rear compound tyre to capitalise on the better durability it offers for tomorrow’s 25-lap race.
 
Scott Redding:

“I am pretty frustrated with how it went today. The track was cleaner than yesterday but the much higher track temperatures meant it was still hard to find grip. My biggest issue is rear edge grip and it is the same on the hard and extra hard rear tyre. I can’t recover the spin when the rear starts sliding, so we’ll have a look at the data tonight and figure out a plan to improve for the race. I am going to race the extra hard tyre because it will have better endurance for what looks like being a long and hot race.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE LA REPÚBLICA ARGENTINA, Q2, Scott Redding, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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