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Redding: “The lap time just isn't there”

Redding: “The lap time just isn't there”

A strong start to the weekend leaves Scott Redding disappointed, unable to advance out of Q1 at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon.

Sunday will see Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing’s Scott Redding line up in 14th, the Honda rider unable to advance through to Q2 as the only rider in Q1 without access to the softest tyre option. In previous rounds Redding has had strong one lap pace, but poor race pace. Here in Aragon the inverse appears true and Redding is confident of salvaging a solid result in Sunday’s race. The last two MotoGP™ World Championship rounds have seen Redding finish inside the top six and he’s eager to go for a third and continue the upward swing of his 2015 campaign.

During his time in the Moto2™ World Championship Redding has been involved in several memorable battles at Aragon and will need to draw on all his fighting experience to charge through from the fifth row. The 2015 season has been full of ups and downs as both Redding and his team learn the factory Honda machine, but flashes of speed and the Misano podium have kept their spirits high and both parties are looking to end the year well before Redding heads to the Octo Pramac Racing team in 2016.

Scott Redding: “The feeling is okay with the bike but, once again, the lap time just isn't there. Sometimes I feel that we can get the lap time but not the rhythm. Here at Aragon I feel that we have the rhythm but the lap time definitely isn't there. This is the most frustrating thing for me. I'll have to see what happens in the race tomorrow but it's frustrating when you should be going through to QP2 but you can't. Starting from the fifth row makes things more difficult for tomorrow, but the race is long, so I need to see how things pan out.”

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, Q1, Scott Redding, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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