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Redding: "It’s a tough schedule"

Redding: 'It’s a tough schedule'

Scott Redding hopes for a top ten finish at the Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Honda’s home race.

The Aragon GP was another difficult weekend for Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS’ Scott Redding, unable to replicate his incredible San Marino GP podium. Surrounded by riders with the soft tyre available, Redding was unable to advance through Q2 and started the race down 14th place and only able to advance to 12th in the race. This is not where the former Moto2™ title contender wants to be and is aiming for a top ten finish in Motegi. Rear grip once again proved an issue in Aragon and improving this will be a main aim for Redding and the team in Japan.

Japan is also the first of the triple-header flyaways, an incredibly tough and demanding period in the MotoGP™ World Championship which sees three races held back to back. This gives riders less than two days to recover between races and fitness will play a major role in all three rounds. Along with physical condition, weather also looks set to be a factor as some reports suggest Motegi could be hit with heavy rain on race day. Redding has proved on multiple occasions that he is quick and competitive in the wet conditions, completing the British GP in a solid sixth as the rain beat down.

Scott Redding: “I quite like the Motegi track and I think it will suit the Honda RC213V. We have a few things we need to sort out after the Aragon race, where I struggled for rear grip and we had a couple of technical issues with the rear tyre and the rear suspension, but it’s important to keep a positive frame of mind going into these three flyaway races. It’s a tough schedule, with three races in as many weekends, as it only gives you two days to recover from one race before you’re back on track again. But it’s the same for everyone and you just have to get on with it. For me the target remains the same this weekend; to push for automatic entry into QP2 on Saturday and then to finish inside the top ten on Sunday.”

MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Scott Redding, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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