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Redding: “Nothing worked”

Redding: “Nothing worked”

The Gran Premio Red Bull de España can only be classed as a disaster for Scott Redding who was unable to find any rear grip.

After a mixed start to the season, Scott Redding was hopeful of delivering on his full potential in Jerez. Unfortunately the opposite would happen as the Brit was unable to find any rear grip throughout the weekend, all the Ducati riders struggling in Jerez but Redding more so than any others. Redding would start the race in 17th place and battle the bike for 27 laps, getting slower and slower as the race went on. A constantly spinning rear tyre down the straight had Redding working hard to just bring the bike home. The nightmare of a race would eventually end with Redding in 19th, last and over a minute behind the race winner. It was easily the worst race of his MotoGP™ World Championship career. In Monday’s test, Redding would complete 59 laps and ended in 15th place. All the Octo Pramac Yakhnich team remain hopeful that the issues will not arise at other circuits and allow them to recreate their speed from testing.

Scott Redding: “Nothing worked throughout the weekend. And I must admit that it is not possible to ride in these conditions. During the last few laps I also had to slow down a bit to get to the finish line without running the risk of falling. Even in the straight the spinning was impressive. You can always learn something from the bad days but it's really hard to figure out what we should have done to improve this weekend. We spent three days trying to find grip and we never succeeded. I do not think it was only our fault.”

MotoGP, 2016, GRAN PREMIO RED BULL DE ESPAÑA, RAC, Scott Redding, OCTO Pramac Yakhnich

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