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17 days ago
By Octo Pramac Racing

Redding: “With used tyres, we’ve made great progress”

Brit finds some good positives on track at the Sepang test

Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Racing) had a positive assessment of his third and final day of testing at Sepang International Circuit, as the Brit gets up to speed with his new GP16. Despite a brief shower on Day 3, track time was largely uninterrupted and work continued full speed ahead as the GP winner worked through 74 laps with a best of 2:00.645. Despite some issues with chattering preventing an all-out time attack, the youngest ever GP winner is satisfied with other improvements and looking forward to using the mountain of information next time out at Phillip Island, on February 15th.

Riders' reactions from day 3 at Sepang

SR45, P19: “We worked hard and we managed to improve the feeling with the front after the problems experienced the first two days. I still have problems of chattering, especially with the new tyre, and this prevented me being incisive in the lap-time. Apart from that it’s been not too bad. We tried a few things that helped me in the braking, less skid, a little bit more turn…so there were positives from the day and the laptime doesn’t really show our potential. With used tyres instead, we’ve made great progress. It was a positive test because it gave us a lot of data to work with in Australia.”

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