MotoGP » Moto2: Redding seizes world championship initiative

'It was a decent fifth and now I am leading the championship I need to hold it together for the rest of the year after a great start to the season' - Scott Redding

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jambop - Unregistered

April 27, 2013 9:14 AM

Scott is a good agressive rider but there is something wrong when he has no tyres left after 3 laps!He went back like he was dragging an anchor! The moto 2 is a very close and competative class he will have to do better with his tyres. Its no good blaming Dunlop the guys in front of Scott did well on the same rubber!

casttolast - Unregistered

April 27, 2013 5:14 PM

Redding is an awesome racer. Dont know about the extra weight tho. Back in what we older farts call the golden age of gp, if you were not american or aussie with dirt track then superbike upbringing you were nowhere.
The smaller spanish and italian riders who came from the 125, 250cc couldnt compete with those stronger guys. Roberts, spencer, Lawson,gardiner, rainey, schwantz and doohan just cleaned up every time.
Obviously down to savage power delivery on bikes with no electronic rider aids, flexing frames and tyres struggling to keep up.
Even then too much weight and size was no good.There was a good brit rider called rob McElnea on a factory marlboro yamaha who was always fighting the kilos and that was blamed for failure to challenge the top step.
I cant see how Reddings size could be an advantage in a class where now a days a rider like pedrosa can do well. Back in the day pedrosa woudnt have even been considered for the 500s.
I really think it is him that shags the tyres

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