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Redding: “We're trying to find our way a little bit”

Redding: “We're trying to find our way a little bit”

A lack of pace on the soft tyre has left Redding seeking answers after Friday practice at the bwin Grand Prix České republiky.

As the temperature on track approached 50°C, conditions became increasingly difficult with grip beginning to drop off. Many MotoGP™ were caught out in FP2, but Scott Redding (Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing) managed to stay upright. After completing a total of 33 laps around the Brno track, Redding ended the day 15th overall.

However, the soft tyres left Redding and his team puzzled. The Brit was able to produce better and more consistent times on the harder tyre option, encountering problems on corner entry when using the front. Improving on the softer option will be critically for FP3 on Saturday in order to set Redding up for a strong Qualifying result.

Scott Redding: “"It was quite greasy this afternoon but our biggest problem today was that we went quicker on the harder rear tyre than the on soft tyre. It's a bit strange because normally you feel better grip but today we didn't. At the end we used the softer rear and the harder front tyre and that combination wasn't right, which meant we struggled for the lap time. We're trying to find our way a little bit at the moment, but we’re working hard to figure out the right direction to take with set up. For tomorrow we'll try and use the harder rear tyre and see how we go with on that. Right now, as soon as I lose rear grip then I struggle on corner entry and exit, so if we can find an improvement there then we should also see an improvement in the lap time.”

MotoGP, 2015, bwin GRAND PRIX ČESKÉ REPUBLIKY, FP2, Scott Redding, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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