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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April 08, 2011 3:06 PM

Green Monster... any talk of Scott Redding getting promoted to MotoGP are way premature.

With the very limited spaces available in MotoGP for Moto2 graduates you would have to be world champion to have any chance of a sniff. At the moment only Iannone and maybe Bradl look like the only riders in the frame. To put Scott in the same sentence he will have to produce a radical turn around in his performance as of right now!


April 08, 2011 3:17 PM

@ Raw,
They have stated on eurosport that some teams are getting more support than others. You don't get the same commentary as us but there was an awful lot of chat about this situation and they were saying don't be surprised if at the next GP or the one after that the VDS team have a different chassis.

@ Fisheye
Scott is 18 and has lot's of potential and people are taking that into account which is why he is not being spoken of in the same way as Elias. Apparently with Elias it is all down to tyres and he can't get the heat into the Bridgestones whereas when they were able to bring different tyres in for different riders in GP it was much better for him. Elias needs to adapt or he'll be out of a ride soon. He is being beaten by everyone atm, Moto 2 champ or not that's just not good enough for someone who has ridden 800's before being beaten by all the rookies.

Lastly, Marc VDS have huge financial resources so it's not going to be about money i think it is more to do with favouritis


April 08, 2011 3:22 PM


There should be more spaces on the grid next year with the thou's.

Given your reasoning around limited spaces could you explain how Abraham, Crutchlow and Barbera got on the grid despite not winning the Moto2 or WSB titles?

If the money is there or the contacts then you can get on that grid, not saying you don't need talent, of course you do but i am saying that you don't need to win a title to get into the top class :)


April 08, 2011 3:38 PM

Cubikrube... I agree that age is on Scott's side and that he has shown a glimmer of talent so far. He needs consistency first and foremost to be able to produce the results required to progress up the ranks.

With Abraham its clear that money got him into MotoGP. Barbera got there thru' Aspar's clout with Dorna and Ducati. Crutchlow no idea...

Hopefully 2012 rules will put another 4 or 5 bikes on the grid and a few from 2011 will become vacant (Elias's probably one of them) But there are many good riders from Moto2 and WSBK chasing those seats and i really don't see Redding with a chance just yet. 2013???


April 08, 2011 4:49 PM

Again from the Eurosport commentary team, the 'lack of support' seems to be in the form of poor or non-existant communications from Suter in response to requests from Bartholemy. We were told he was furious with them and ready to pull the plug, but there were no specific details.

I'm not entirely convinced though that at least some of this might not be in Scott's head. He was doing great in pre-season testing then had a spill in practice for Qatar and another in the race. Once you're into that mindset that you have no confidence in the bike, it can be a difficult place to climb out of.

SAM - Unregistered

April 08, 2011 5:25 PM

Eurosport commentary team? Oh come on you believe anything they say? Just listen to how many mistakes they make during the show. They are always making jokes at one another because they have no other content. Toby, all he wants to do is big up his Shty twitter page while putting Jules down. Spalders the tech-NO guro, he's another joke just ask the Motogp teams how much he's laughed at too. These 3 together are just trying to make money off us guys. Spalding takes the pic's for T and J and uses them for the books and Autosports website.

Johnny - Unregistered

April 10, 2011 12:28 AM

IMO Bartholemy is not without his own agenda. He is a bright guy, so the best way forward, in order to suck it to Suter is to put pressure on the riders. Get them out of the mindset of chassis this and that, and get them riding for their jobs again. That way, if estoril is crap and they say, feck it sack me, he KNOWS the chassis stinks, and hasnt shelled out dosh for nothing....a business man first after all............

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