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Redding on Jerez: “It’s clear that I could do better”

Octo Pramac Racing rider suffers tough start before solid fight back in the Spanish GP

Scott Redding (Octo Pramac Racing) struggled for rear grip off the line in the Spanish GP, but the Brit moved back through the field as the race went on to cross the line in P11. A good day’s work, but the former podium finisher feels there’s more to find.

Scott Redding: “Unfortunately I started badly and in the first laps I struggled a lot as I could not find rear grip. I couldn’t push and I couldn’t defend myself against the attacks of other riders – then contact with Baz made me run very wide. I tried to stay focused to recover and in the end I managed to gain a lot of positions. All in all today’s race did not go badly, but it’s clear that I could do better.”

The test on Monday found some progress as Redding worked with a full fuel tank, but the Brit still wants more after ending the day in P10 - putting in 61 laps with a best of 1:39.536.

Rider reactions from the #SpanishGP test

Scott Redding: “We were working on trying and be faster in the beginning with a full tank of fuel and new tyres, so it was nice to have hot temperatures out there. On the last stint we found a little bit of progress but I’m still not really happy. Yesterday I lost all my race at the start and Argentina and Texas were the same ordeals.”

Next up is Le Mans, as Redding looks to solve his early-race issues and get further up the grid again.