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Redding: “Tyre wear could be an issue”

Redding: “Tyre wear could be an issue”

Scott Redding is ready for the San Marino GP, but wary of the newly resurfaced track and the role it could play.

The British GP saw Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing’s Scott Redding achieve his best ever MotoGP™ World Championship race result with a strong sixth at home. Redding now heads to the Gran Premio TIM di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini aiming to repeat this result and continue making steps forward after a tough start to 2015. The Misano circuit is a world apart from Silverstone in terms of layout, the Italian track is highly demanding of both rider and tyres but Redding’s aim is to once again secure a place in Q2.

March saw the Misano circuit completely resurfaced and several alterations, including extra run-off, were made. Unlike many of his rivals, Redding has not had a chance to test on the surface and will start the weekend with a slight disadvantage. One of his primary concerns is how the new track surface will affect tyre life. What is certain is that the circuit record looks set to tumble, all of the riders who tested at Misano in July were under the pole position record of 1’32.915.

Scott Redding: “Misano is a very different circuit to Silverstone. It’s still got some fast corners but it’s also more technical in places. I normally enjoy racing there, but we will need to see how the resurfacing has changed things, as it’s likely to be more abrasive which means tyre wear could be an issue. I hope we can maintain the form from Silverstone, but it all depends on how the Honda works at the track. If the bike works then I hope we can keep making improvements in free practice and secure a place directly in QP2 once again, as this takes some of the pressure off in qualifying and it’s critical for a good race result.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO TIM DI SAN MARINO E DELLA RIVIERA DI RIMINI, Scott Redding, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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