MotoGP » Moto2: Redding’s boss demands ‘drastic change’


“I want to see Scott and his crew and Mika and his crew come up with answers and solutions before we go to Estoril”- Michael Bartholemy.

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Green Monster

April 07, 2011 3:19 PM

*cough* Kalex *cough*. I don't understand how Scott has gone from top 3's in testing to 0 points after 2 rounds :/ I thought it was gonna be a fight for the title between Scott and Bradl and the rest of the field scrapping for 3rd but it hasn't happened :(

Praying Estoril brings better.

Cubikrube

April 07, 2011 3:25 PM

Yup Bradders is on the Tech 3 who built their own chassis.

This story was on the Marc VDS webby days ago so it's been plucked from there rather than giving Crash an interview

I agree with what some have said tbh, Scott has just turned 18 and yet it is down to him to come up with solutions....i thought it was down to the team, which Scott is part of so it should be down to the lot of them not just Scott and Mika. Whatever happens i hope they get it sorted soon. It is a long season and it is far from over yet...

Shrieker

April 07, 2011 4:15 PM

Another rider whom was top 5 come the end of last season is also struggling, Kenan Sofuoglu. Same chassis (suter) and I think same problems. Funny that Iannone and Luthi finished 2-3 and 1-2 in the first two races with the same chassis. Something fishy there I can't comprehend...

Fumi - Unregistered

April 07, 2011 4:23 PM

Who does the suspension for the team if it is the Andeanni Group then I'd start by looking there!!! Kenan's team is using Andreanni Group aren't they?

rocketman - Unregistered

April 07, 2011 4:37 PM

Yeah sorry guys, I got my names and teams all wrong :-)

If I was scott I would be kicking off big time. How the H can you go from being top 3 to running at the back of the field. I remember in pre season testing he was saying the balance is wrong on the new bike and they had to change to put more weight over the front. And nearly crashing on the warm up lap it must be a complete dog. Such a shame because everybody wanted to see him racing at the top.

RawDawg

April 07, 2011 5:30 PM

Right now I have to say the blame is with the team and riders.

If Marc VDS are on the same spec chassis as the guys who finish 2nd and 3rd in Qatar and 1st and 2nd at Jerez than I can hardly blame the Suter chassis. I wouldn't think Suter would leave a team without support that had success last year and it wouldn't be good for business because they could go to another make. So until I see evidence that Marc VDS is not on the same spec chassis as the ones that have podium twice in both races or that the team isn't getting the support that they paid for (assuming they have to pay for additional support or that support is included with the chassis), I find it hard to point that finger at Suter. The Suter chassis is still having success so as of right now I have to say it's down to the team.

Shrieker

April 07, 2011 6:24 PM
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@Rawdawg,

I think you're too hard on the team. What do you make of Kenan ? He was top 3 material right from the word go come the end of last season, but now he's struggling like hell as well.

Maybe Suter is expecting to be payed a *little bit* more for support, which teams like Marc VDS or Technomag CIP are unable to find sources for ? Or maybe as @fumi suggested, Andeanni Group suspensions are the problem (if both Marc VDS and Technomag outfits are using them, that is).

Also, what did change on the Suter chassis coming into 2011 ? Did this change cause a dramatic downturn of fortunes for some riders ? Would they be better of using last year's chassis ? Or is the Suter chassis completely same ? :S So many unanswered questions there...

mike hunt - Unregistered

April 07, 2011 7:32 PM

Ryder and Moody were saying that Mr Van der Stratton ( he who pays for everything) was not happy with the level of support the team is getting from Suter, Especially as the Marc VDS were testing the Suter framed BMW and ere meant to be the top Suter team

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