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Redding: “To be honest, I’m not happy with the result”

Redding: “To be honest, I’m not happy with the result”

Scott Redding left puzzled after a challenging weekend at the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, unable to solve his issues.

Even with constant progress throughout the weekend, at no point did Scott Redding look as though he would be competitive nor reach his goal of the top ten. The Brit struggled to find traction on his Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda all weekend and try as he and his team may, they were unable to resolve the problem. Both front and rear grip were an issue for Redding in Sunday’s race, the bike skidding under braking and unable to accelerate properly due to lacking rear traction. As the tyres faded and the fuel dropped, the problems slowly resolved themselves and Redding was able to push more, fighting towards the point scoring positions. A single point was Redding’s reward for persevering through the difficulties.

The season concludes with Redding down in 13th position, not what he or the team were hoping for.  It has been a learning year for both Redding and his team and each are hoping for stronger results next year. In 2016 Redding will depart the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS team and join Pramac Racing on the Ducati. This will not be Redding’s first time on a Ducati MotoGP™ machine; he tested with Ducati in Mugello back in 2012 while still racing in Moto2™.

Scott Redding: “This weekend has been the most difficult one of the season and we don’t really know why, we just struggled with a lack of grip and a lack of feeling. To be honest, I’m not happy with the result, but it could have been worse. From the start I didn’t have any front grip and the bike was skidding a lot under braking. I was missing rear traction as well and I had accepted it was going to be a long old race. But then halfway through the bike came to me and I was able to push a bit more. The lap times were improving with every lap and I was able to regain positions in the last ten laps. My goal, as always, was top ten, but it was a big ask this weekend because we’ve had a lot of difficulties since the first practice session. It wasn’t the race I was looking for, but it also wasn’t as bad as I thought it might be. Now it’s done and I must look to the future, but I’d like to say a big thank you to Marc van der Straten and the team for their support this season.”


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