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Redding: “It’s always proved a difficult track for me”

Redding: “It’s always proved a difficult track for me”

Scott Redding prepares for a difficult final weekend riding the Honda at the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana.

For the last time in the 2015 season, and possibly ever, Scott Redding will race his Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda. It has been a difficult and frustrating season for the Brit, the 2015 Honda RC213V proving hard to manage for all riders and resulting in inconsistent results. Of all the tracks of the MotoGP™ World Championship calendar, Valencia does not rate amongst Redding’s favourites but he knows that he’ll have to work hard regardless. As in all previous rounds, securing direct access to Q2 is Redding’s main aim.

Advancing directly into Q2 will be important for Redding as he feels the soft tyre, available to the Open bikes and the Suzukis that are often in Q1, will grant a significant advantage in Valencia. Last year Redding managed a tenth place finish at Valencia in the open class, his best result coming in 2010 when he was fifth in the Moto2™ race.

Scott Redding: “If I could choose a circuit at which to end the season it wouldn’t be Valencia, as it’s always proved a difficult track for me. But it’s the same for everyone so we just need to knuckle down and work hard to make sure we go into FP3 on Saturday morning with the pace to push for an automatic entry into Q2. This is important, as the soft tyre will be an advantage on a track as small and tight as Valencia, so we don’t want to find ourselves having to fight against the open class bikes in Q1. It’s the last race of the season, and my last appearance for Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS, so it would be good to go out on a high note with a top ten finish this weekend.”

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MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO MOTUL DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA, Scott Redding, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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