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Moto2: Marc VDS boss wants riders to fight harder

"The fighting spirit that is so important in racing was missing in Mugello" – Michael Bartholemy.
Marc VDS team manager Michael Bartholemy has given riders Scott Redding and Mika Kallio another verbal hurry-up ahead of this weekend's German Moto2 Grand Prix.

Double 2010 podium finisher Redding and former MotoGP rider Kallio sit just 21st and 25th in the standings after eight rounds.

Former Kawasaki MotoGP team manager Bartholemy feels his riders were lacking fighting spirit last time in Italy, when - for the sixth time this season - neither rider scored a point.

"The Sachsenring, with its tight and technical layout, means you have to fight hard for a good result and that's what I expect from Scott and Mika this weekend," said Bartholemy.

"The fighting spirit that is so important in racing, especially in a series as closely contested as Moto2, was missing in Mugello and I want to see it back this weekend.

"We need to score points on Sunday, that is our goal and I expect Scott and Mika to deliver."

Marc VDS is one of six Moto2 teams due to step up to MotoGP next year.



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wr86 - Unregistered

July 14, 2011 12:58 PM

I have to admit, "fighting spirit" is the advantage I thought Redding had over Smith. I thought he seemed to have that killer aggression needed to compete against the best. Don't what has gone wrong this year but at the beginning of the year I thought he would be the top Brit in the series. I hope he regains his form quickly as his team seems to be looking for a change.



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