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Redding: Two exciting races a year in MotoGP

British Moto2 star Scott Redding often finds MotoGP races hard to watch - and things are 'even worse' now flamboyant superstar Valentino Rossi has been sidelined.

Of the five MotoGP races so far this season, three have been won by over four-seconds, with the only fight to the flag coming at round two in Jerez.

However Redding, used to battling a cut-throat field of over 40 riders in the new 600cc class, thinks the lull is only temporary.

“MotoGP doesn't always do it for me when I watch it,” confessed the 17-year-old. “The first two laps there is always some battling and then there will be two races in the season it will be exciting, but the rest, not really.

“Now Valentino Rossi is injured, it's even worse.

“That's just how it goes and I'm sure it will liven up again during the year. I think when a lot of new riders go up to MotoGP, it will be great again, it's just died down a bit at the moment.”

The Marc VDS Racing rider claimed a Moto2 best of fourth last weekend in front of his home fans at Silverstone - which was actually his worst British Grand Prix result, having finished first and third in previous seasons, on a 125cc machine, at Donington Park.

However, those were his only podiums in the two-stroke class.

“Being 6”2, I'm not going to bring home many good results on a 125cc bike, so being in Moto 2 was definitely the right call,” he said. “For me, it's a harder and a bigger step but will be more beneficial.”

By Leandra Graves




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JuiceK - Unregistered

June 24, 2010 11:18 AM

I agree with Scott. When compared to the likes of WSB or even Moto2 the current Motogp setup just isnt as exciting. Theres nowhere near enough depth to the field at the moment which too often leads to a drawn out field. Its a shame this is the case at the pinnacle of the sport. Also, Scott is a great talent who really punches above his weight on the machinery he has. I applaud his decision to move up to Moto2!!

Stephen Brown - Unregistered

June 24, 2010 11:59 AM

I agree with redding currently Moto GP isn't that exciting to watch anymore compared to what it used to be like. while in the moto 2 class i like the fact you can be near the back one weak then right at the front the next an example would be C Corti on 1 point in the championship but still qualifies on pole position.



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