MotoGP » Redding, Kallio delighted with Kalex switch


"I'm really happy with the Kalex bike… Basically I rode the bike as it was supplied, yet it felt good and the lap times on the first day came fairly easy" – Scott Redding.

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Gazza1JB

November 20, 2011 10:59 AM

Ive been hoping Redding would get a ride on the kalex for over a year now, and now its happening, im predictiong a massive year for him now, i dont think he'll win the championship because of marques but i beleive he'll win some races and finish the championship in the top 3 and reviving his reputation and career!
Also hoping for an all britsh podium at a race next year....Redding, Smith, G Rea..!

Don-R

November 20, 2011 11:08 AM

I really hope Redding can recover that confidence that made him look so promising towards the end of 2010. No doubting his talent but there's definitely been something missing this year.

Maybe the Kalex is the answer, but then he was quick in pre-season testing last year too, so it's hard to tell at this point. Fingers crossed the chassis switch makes a big difference, because it's going to be a pretty tough to win against the likes of Marquez, Elias & Iannone next year.

Full Gas - Unregistered

November 20, 2011 11:57 AM

Good news for Scott if it makes him more competitive. Also if the Kalex is better than what Suter would have supplied.
The big question is how it competes with the 'official' Suter supported team? - the M factor with all the big sponsership and 2013 development.

Lots of if's I know but i'll be cheering for the Brit Boys all the same.

Pete - Unregistered

November 20, 2011 12:31 PM

@Crash who is Mike Kallio?

Hope Scott can have a decent year in 2012, I really rate him. Moto2 is looking like it's going to be awesome as ever next year.

Ben1

November 20, 2011 4:41 PM

Between 2009 and 2010 off-season a lot of riders changed to Suter, now they change to Kalex. It seems the best because it won the championship by a very little margin, but I don't think these teams will make miracles.

ZeR0 Kun

November 20, 2011 4:46 PM

it is quite ironic that despite being the most dominant (and favoured) Moto2 chassis in the past two years, Suter failed to win Riders' title. honestly, they will face that prospect again next year should they choose to build the bike around 1 rider (you know who) and give preferential treatment to certain customers/riders only.

i can say that Marc VDS made a wise choice by switching to Kalex. remember - last year VK Racing (and Bradl) make the same move, and many questioned their wisdom. yet where do they finished now?

thick drizzle - Unregistered

November 20, 2011 5:52 PM

Thinly veiled barb at Suter by Marc VDS.

Marquez is supposed to be the next big thing. I can't help but think he is gonna have is hands full next year..he'll have a big target on his back. Maybe he should have gone with his instincts, not been a Repsol puppet and moved up to MotoGP.

pcxmac - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 12:18 AM

lol, wasnt Redding promising strong results last pre season? what gives, Marquez was burning them on a Suter and people are thinking that a Kalex bike will make them faster soo sad. Suter will destroy Kalex next year, Marc my words.

oh no not again - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 12:57 PM

Marquez was hugely flattered by his bike and team in 2011, the Spanish are desperate to hype the kid as the next Rossi, they would have loved him to win MOTO2 and spent fortunes nobody in that really country has on testing and the latest chassis.

He seems a nice kid, but the atmosphere surrounding him is very offputting. The Bank who paid for it all are about to go bankrupt as are many Spanish sponsors, the effect will roll on to MOTOGP and MOTO2.

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