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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weight - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 3:30 PM

Marquez has 15 kg and Pedrosa has 25+ kg on him. Good luck with that...that is like pulling a midget on a shoestring behind you. Good luck but only unreal skill will make up for that deficit, which Redding doesn't posses.

overall weight rules 101...don't underestimate the importance to overall racing. (Spanish MotoGP of course doesn't want any rules...)


August 02, 2012 3:41 PM

I can't recall for sure.... but wasn't Melandri something like 3.5 seconds off the pace of Stoner when he was at Ducati pretty often?

Now - no-one sane would say that Melandri was a rubbish MotoGP rider, and yes Stoner is faster (at least on the Duke before the yellow lot get all worked up!).

So to put it in perspective.... Redding on a Ducati MotoGP bike has run closer on lap times (no more than 1.5s off Rossi's best lap) to the factory riders on the same bike than Melandri could manage at times - on his first ride on the Duke and presumably his very first taste of the Bridgestone rubber?

I wouldn't call that too shabby for a 1st attempt!


August 02, 2012 4:29 PM

Melandri was well off the pace on the Ducati and don't forget he went into the team as a motogp race winner and the presumptive number one rider over Stoner.

Reddings times, from what we can gather, are impressive. How a rider will do when stepping up in class is always a crap shoot. I hope he does well, really well. We need some more aliens and who's to say at this point he can't be that. No one foresaw how well Stoner would do when he came up to motogp.

slowing up - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 5:02 PM

Get either a yam or honda ride or stay in moto2 m8 dont go to the plage that is ducati . The bikes a nail n before i get stoner could ride it oh yes he sure could but that bike dont exist anymore !! *dum ducati*

Craigsy - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 6:24 PM

I think thats a brilliant lap time for a first time on a motogp bike!!! But its when you start getting down to really competetive lap times that the ducati becomes a hand full and doesnt do whats asked of it. Rossi and hayden can ride around all day long a second off the pace but once they try to push the bike for that final bit of time it shows it flaws. You only have to look at wet results to see that. Anyway the same would happen to redding he needs to be in motogp but would do much better on anything other than a ducati.

Sam - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 6:42 PM

Iannone to Ducati??? Huge, huge wast of talent. Iannone is as good as Marquez, maybe a better racer and all he gets is Ducati??? Bring back Suzuki, Kawasaki, Morbidelli, Aprilia, MV...etc Ducati need to seriously re-think their philosophy.


August 02, 2012 6:47 PM

Shouldn't Moto2 riders generally be winning or on the podium every weekend before being dubbed "worthy" of a GP ride?!

Looks like GP is scraping the bottom of the barrel now. First Elias, now Redding?!

Ugh, I'll go back to watching WSBK -- where real riders ride.

Sam - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 6:52 PM

Do you not know anything about MotoGP?? what do you mean by +weight?? for bikes you better read the rules and for rider you can see Marquez and Pedrosa are both from the league of midgets along with Casey, jorge...

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