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A day of steady improvement for both Scott Redding and the weather in Phillip Island, the Brit inside the top ten.
Although action was delayed in the morning, the majority of Thursday in Australia saw riders able to lap in the dry and continue their preparations for 2016 after a difficult opening day. Scott Redding focused his attentions on himself, leaving the setting on his Octo Pramac Yakhnich Ducati GP15 largely untouched and focusing on his riding style instead. Ending the day in ninth overall and within a second of Maverick Viñales (Team Suzuki Ecstar), the Brit was pleased with his overall progress even though Redding felt he lost some time in the final corners. Redding heads into the final day at Phillip Island confident and with a clear idea of how to improve and where.
Scott Redding: “I'm satisfied with today's work. I found confidence with the bike and tyres and every time I went out with the new tyre I was able to improve my time. I preferred to focus on my riding style, trying to improve lap after lap without working too much on set up. I'm also happy with my final time, despite a couple of mistakes. At the end of the session I lapped first in 1:30.0, then 1:29.9. I did increase the tire pressure: this led me to improve in some parts of the circuit but in the last two corners I lost a bit the front and I left a few tenths on the track. This, however, means that there is room for improvement.”