MotoGP » Redding: MotoGP 'the direction I need to go in'


"I made my target lap time and I felt comfortable. I think it's the direction I need to go in” – Scott Redding.

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What - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 10:14 AM

Remember when it was announced that Hayden was going to Ducati? we all thought the same thing due to Hayden's ability to power slide the Honda when he was on it.
The problem with the Ducati isn't at the rear its the vague front end that can't provide its riders with a consistent level of grip or feedback.

Moto GP Fan - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 10:17 AM

Totally agree with the comment about Gino Rea, i personally do not rate the guy as a rider or a person, heard him a BSB @ Brands slagging of his Moto 2 Team about lack of parts etc, more interested in cool sun glasses and a fancy fleece.

As for Scott redding, Proper racer, cool attitude and takes all in his stride, would love to see him on a Ducati believe he would perform better than VR any day. He has said his goal is in Moto GP, recent interview in MCN Sport with Johnny Rea, he has no ambition to go to Moto GP at all cause of the fear of falling on his ****.

Good on ya Redding - a proper racer at last beside Cal

that's true - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 10:21 AM

@ What:

You're right, this could be a problem for Scott. He struggled last year and at times this year when the front of his moto2 bike was vague. This was the reason why some races he was contesting, and others he was wayyyy back. Not his fault, but the bike. Hope that doesn't happen here but it must still be the case otherwise Hayden/Rossi would be closer to the front than what they are.
Why else wouldn't the both of them by closer to the front, it isn't the engine it is the chassis. Hayden seems to be hanging it out more this year than Rossi and taking a bit more risk to get those slightly better results and good on him for doing so. But i think we have seen this year that the bike is already at it's own limits.

Matt - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 10:29 AM

I don't see why Smith gets slate so much.

The reasons Redding gets defended is the reason Smith didn't take the title in 125. Yes he had a great bike, but he was in a spanish team, with a spanish teammate who was smaller and lighter, and therefore suited the small 125 better, similar to Redding in to Moto2 - he is too big for a Moto2, unless you bring in a minimum weight.

Smith is doing well considering the kit he has this year, Redding also is doing well and I look forward to having two more Brits in the top class.

As for the comment on rating G Rea as a person - who gives a monkeys what individuals think of him as a person, yes he hasn't set the world alight this year, but considering the first bike was cr*p and then they haven't had much testing with the new one. And if a remember correctly, isn't he still running Showa, the kit everyone else has binned to run Ohlins.

Now Rea might well not be the next big thing, but he has the ability to be higher up the order than the current

valencia2006 - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 10:51 AM

motogps days wouldnt be numbered if dorna just pulled the expensive electronic packages out of the equation, then we might get more manufacturers back in, bmw, kaw, suzuki!!!

marjie - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 11:02 AM

never won a moto 2 race qualifies you for moto gp does it?
won one grand prix on 125 yes he has really set the world alight.
On the pace of the CRT i see. future prospect of what mid pack till his tyres wear of and he heads backwards fast

Aha - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 11:14 AM

@kba

What do mean "we need more bike please dorna" ??
MotoGP is already struggling to put the number of bikes Dorna wants on the track.
That is the SOLE reason for introducing CRT's

You want the bike limit to go up??
You sure you framed your request right??

markyb69 - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 11:18 AM

Bradley Smith is just as deserving as Scott IMO - and his smooth style will suit the Motogp bikes better than Redding's - bit like Lorenzo vs Spies in comparison of styles.

Also, Redding is NO Stoner, but he could be another Barbera/Abraham - which is still respectable.

Not on topic, but I hate Gino Rea too, waaay to far up his own backside for my liking...

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