MotoGP » Moto2: Injured Redding not giving up title hopes

“It's not about how hard you hit, it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward” - Scott Redding

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October 21, 2013 10:58 AM

Seen pics of Scott back in the gym today. It is almost certainly over but fair play to him.
On another note, Aleix sent a really nice tweet to Scott and Pol's comments yesterday after the race were also nice and respectful...really good to see.


October 21, 2013 12:19 PM

Scott has again seemed to be really struggling for speed in recent rounds. SR's been beasting it through the curves and on the brakes to try and make time back, but his bike hasn't seemed to have the engine.

I know his weight is a disadvantage - but that seems to have been doubled as a disadvantage as he has had to hammer the tyres on the brakes and in the turns to tray and claw back the time as he's is being killed on the straights.

Its hard to fault his riding and commitment - no-one has ridden braver or harder than the lad - if he loses the WC I don't think it'll be down to Scott - that's all I'm saying.


October 21, 2013 12:37 PM

I somehow felt SR would fold under pressure. It's a shame as he's always going to be too big for racing. He also felt the pressure from Pol and this didn't help. Kinda like when Vale crashed a broke his leg in 2010 when JL was to fast for him and also like 93 pressing the whole season long causing JL to ride over his head at times and he broke his collarbone. Lucky and unlucky 93 is lucky he's not broken anything yet. Wannit!


October 21, 2013 12:48 PM

Scott buckling under the pressure???
What complete and utter drivel!!
He's riding with a distinct weight disadvantage, riding weeks after having his arm cut open and operated on.
As for Rossi buckling under pressure and that being the cause of his crash at Mugello in '10, he slowed down because he was getting followed, probably by Barbera and was fed up of giving less talented riders "a tow" so backed off the speed to let his shadow past and then opened the throttle again. With the Bridgestones having such a ludicrously narrow operating temperature window they weren't up to the maximum heat and the cold tyre syndrome bit him.
Nothing to do with "buckling under pressure"


October 21, 2013 12:57 PM

Scott is an inspiration, get well soon lad. Real shame this happened. He'd have been fighting Pol yesterday without a doubt.

I wonder how many laps that tire that he crashed with had on it?


October 21, 2013 5:35 PM

I know I'll be accused of being a scare-mongering conspiracy theorist but....

You have to wonder just how 'controlled' those 'control engines' really are. Funny how for the last few rounds Scott's bike has been a snail when he's been leading the WC & riding well enough to maintain it.

Given just what nonsense goes on in MotoGP (I'm no MM fan, but that PI Penalty - REALLY?) smacks of blatant manipulation for the so-called benefit of 'The Show'.

So, giving the series leader an ever-so-slightly-slow motor might just spice things up a bit eh?

If Dorna had ANY credibility, I'd scoff at such suggestions myself. But Dorna DON'T have any credibility, and there are decisions taken that are more than just 'questionable' IMO.


October 21, 2013 5:42 PM

IF such things as slightly off-key motors goes on (remember Redding's Team had to officially complain once already, and got given a different motor when theirs out of the allocation turned out to be a snail).... and IF this WAS part of a manipulation.....

Then how would YOU feel if as the series leader you ended up over-riding to over-compensate for an unfair disadvantage, which results in NO points, the LOSS of a Lead, AND a PLATE and SCREWS in your wrist at a critical juncture in the season?

Not saying it IS happening, cos I have no idea. But I will say that I don't trust ANYTHING that happens in Grand Prix anymore. A damning indictment of how GP's are(n't) run.


October 21, 2013 5:49 PM

And before people dismiss me as a total Crank who's been smoking something pharmaceutical, think on this....

All the 'control' engines would have been run up on the same Dyno after assembly as part of testing before they are passed for use.

Which means that SOMEONE knows EXACTLY which engines are just a TINY bit fitter than others in the group, and would also KNOW if one wasn't really quite up to par.

Which means that it is POSSIBLE to 'arrange' just who gets one at the peak of the Hp allocation limit, and who gets one at the lower end of the limit.

It also means that any Mutts should be found and never allocated. SO... HOW did Scott get a Mutt once already eh?

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