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Redding: “Silverstone is a special race”

Redding: “Silverstone is a special race”

Scott Redding aims for success at the Octo British Grand Prix, eager to hear the roar of home fans again.

It has been a difficult second season in the MotoGP™ World Championship for Scott Redding aboard the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda, but he’s ready for a home crowd boost. Redding has classically gone well at Silverstone with two podiums, including a win, in the Moto2™ class and a tenth in the MotoGP™ race last year. Redding has had a best finish of seventh this year in the Catalan GP and is eager to improve on that in front of his home crowd. Back in 2008, Redding won the 125cc race at the British GP to become the youngest ever winner although the race then was held at Donington.

Many of Redding’s struggles in 2015 are not exclusive to his, his woes shared by many of the other Honda riders in MotoGP™. Flashes of hope and small steps forward have kept Redding positive throughout the year and there’s little double Redding is capable of battling for the top ten on a regular basis once his problems are resolved. Both Austin and the Sachsenring saw the Honda go well, while Redding and his team struggled to find a setting in Brno. There’s little indication of how Silverstone will treat the Honda, but Redding plans to put on a good show for the home fans regardless.

Scott Redding: “Silverstone is a special race. I like the track, I’ve won there in the past in Moto2 and the support of the British fans is always incredible. This year we arrive in Great Britain off the back of a few difficult races and not really knowing what to expect. It could be that the bike works well, like at Austin and Sachsenring, but we could just as easily find ourselves in the same situation as Brno, where we had to work hard to find a good setting. Either way my goal is to try and secure my best result of the season so far at Silverstone. My motivation is still strong, and the support of the home crowd only adds to that, so I hope we can pull everything together and put in a strong performance this weekend.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Scott Redding, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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