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Redding: “Today was a bit better for us”

Redding: “Today was a bit better for us”

Scott Redding feels like he has made progress at the Motul TT Assen, despite having to start the race from 16th on the grid.

Redding's difficult weekend at Assen continued this afternoon, with the Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider qualifying only 16th for tomorrow’s Dutch TT, despite a significant improvement in his lap time compared to yesterday.

Securing a place in QP2 was always going to be a tall order for Redding, with the softer option rear tyre giving his open class rivals a significant advantage around the fast and flowing Assen circuit. The 22-year-old Briton was 0.3s faster in QP1 than in FP4, but the improvement wasn’t big enough to put him through into the all-important second qualifying session.

While he was disappointed with his qualifying position, Redding was able to take some consolation from the fact that the consistency that had been missing yesterday was much improved today, which, together with a good rythym, will be critical in tomorrow’s 26-lap Dutch TT.

Scott Redding: “Today was a bit better for us and I got a better feeling with the bike again. We improved the lap time with every exit and that's a positive thing. In previous races we’ve hit a wall with the lap time on day two, but today the improvements continued, although it was too late to secure a slot in QP2. We knew it was going to be tough in QP1, because I’ve struggled to make one flying lap and, here at Assen, we were aware of just how much of an advantage the soft option tyre would be. We’re now focussed on further improving my consistency for the race tomorrow.”

 

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, Q2, Scott Redding, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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