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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Don-R

April 07, 2011 8:59 PM
Last Edited 1350 days ago

There isn't just one spec of Suter chassis, there are 4 or 5, and I don't think anybody is sure (including the writers of the article), exactly what version of the chassis the Marc VDS squad are running compared to say Marquez's team. Certainly Bartholemy feels he's getting less support from Suter than some other teams.

Odd to me that he's demanding a pro-active response from the riders when he's already had one from Redding. When Scott tested other chassis types he said he much preferred the Kalex to the Suter. So there's an obvious solution just waiting.

Whatever the cause, Redding has obviously lost all confidence in the current machine, so twiddling around with settings isn't likely to provide the answer.

fastfisheye

April 08, 2011 7:57 AM

I am struck by the difference in attitude on this site to the similar situation Redding and Elias in MotoGP are encountering. With Redding its all sympathy and looking for reasons beyond his ability as to why he has taken a major step backwards. With Elias all the blame has been put on him and he has gone from hero to zero in 2 races in the eyes of most posters here, going so far as to call for him to be sacked.

Obviously they are both excellent riders and there are reasons for their underperformance which are not yet entirely clear.

Green Monster

April 08, 2011 10:24 AM

@Rawdog, I think you'll find Suter has left the Marc VDS team inn the dark. Marc has tried to contact Suter to try and finf out what is going on with the bike, but he keeps getting ignored. Which is why by Estroil, chances are he'll have bought new bikes for Scott and Mika. He's not exactly short on money!

Green Monster

April 08, 2011 10:30 AM

Also if M VDS does change, Scott's chances of getting promoted to MotoGP take a big hit as it is a Suter chassis that he was going to test. This might also affect Suters GP project as it was a combined effort with Suter and Marc VDS Racing. Damo Cudlin might find himself outed as well. (He was who tested the Suter at Valencia last year)

Mike Hunt - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 11:01 AM

in respect of Tony Elias, again according to Ryders and Moody Tony needs the bike set up in particular way to suit him.
IIRC they mentioned that the last time hwe rode an 800 his race enfineers put 4kg of lead over the front end and the fork offsets were kicked out quite a bit.

So maybe his current team have been unable or are unwilling to do this.

HRC are known to give teams chassis settings and not letting the team or rider diviate from them.

GpFan - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 11:43 AM

Scott stop complaining and get a move on, as Marc VDS Team has put a lot of effort in to you.
Don't you have to beat you team mate before you can make complaints. You/he sure didn't have any problems before season started, and he said the new chassis fitted him much better then in 2010and, this was all while Kallio was always behind.

Favoritism??? You got to be kidding!!!For you maybe not Kallio.

Redding finished almost 30sec. behind Kallio, as well as 8 maybe more other Suter riders in Jerez.

Favoritism (joke)

Stop Crying wewewewew.

RawDawg

April 08, 2011 1:51 PM
Last Edited 1349 days ago

Out of 6 podiums that were up for grabs in the first 2 races, the Suter chassis bagged 4 of them. The Suter chassis is 1st and 3rd in the championship with 4 bikes in the top 10. Did some of you miss that?

There has been zero evidence that Suter is favoring other teams or doing a disservice to Marc VDS. What does "not getting the support they THINK they deserve" means? For all we know Suter isn't giving anymore support to other teams as Marc VDS.

Fact of the matter is that last year Iannone and Luthi were better than Redding and it looks that way again this year. Until there is evidence that they are getting MORE support than VDS (which doesn't make a lot of business since for Suter to favor teams) than it's just speculation. VDS didn't have any problems or complaints during preseason testing when they did well.

Also remember that Dunlop doesn't have the same tires this year and maybe VDS hasn't hit the set up at each track.

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