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Redding: “It wasn’t a great day”

Redding: “It wasn’t a great day”

Britain’s Scott Redding left disappointed with 12th at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon.

After a stellar podium in the San Marino GP, Redding’s goals for Aragon remained realistic: secure a top ten and continue his run of solid finishes. The opening laps saw Redding struggle to get his brakes up to temperature and he found himself trapped behind many riders, unable to advance. But further small technical issues with his Honda RC213V hindered Redding's race, and saw him drop from 11th to 12th in the final three laps. The vibration and pumping from the rear of his Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda drastically reduced his speed and grip, forcing him to yield to Yonny Hernandez (Octo Pramac Racing) and Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar) at the end.

Redding’s Aragon GP ended with him in 12th, taking more valuable championship points but less than he was hoping for. Attention now turns to Honda’s home round at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit in Japa, amrking the beginning of the most intense period of the season. Three races in a row in three different countries is highly demanding on the rider, bikes and team members but Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS will keep pushing to ensure Redding’s final races with them are fruitful. Redding will join the Octo Pramac Racing squad in 2016 riding a Ducati.

Scott Redding: “It wasn’t a great day and a tough race capped off a pretty difficult weekend to be honest. We came here on a high after Misano knowing it would be difficult, but I had some brake issues getting up to temperature and a lot of pumping from the rear. I thought I could get Hernandez but in the last few laps I lost a lot of feeling with the bike. The rear tyre turned on the rim a bit but I don’t think that was my biggest issue. I felt some vibration and it had an impact on rear grip. But the last laps were a struggle and it was disappointing to see the times increase so much.”

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOVISTAR DE ARAGÓN, RAC, Scott Redding, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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