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Moto2: Redding quickest in Spain test

Scott Redding tops the timesheets during unofficial testing held at Jerez, ahead of Pol Espargaro and Esteve Rabat.
Scott Redding's transition to the Kalex chassis is continuing to go to plan as he topped the first day of unofficial testing at Jerez.

The Briton's will embark on his third Moto2 season with Marc VDS in 2012, but will ride a Kalex chassis having raced with Suter for the last two years.

Completing 52 laps around the Spanish circuit, though Redding suffered a fall early in the day, he was still the only rider to dip below 1min 43secs with a best time of 1min 42.9secs.

He was followed up by Pons Racing pair Pol Espargaro and Esteve Rabat and his Marc VDS team-mate Mika Kallio, who will also remain with the squad in 2012.

Having impressed in testing at Valencia recently, Gino Rea continued to make his pitch for a Gresini ride with the fifth best time, a second slower than Redding, while countryman and 2011 standout Bradley Smith was sixth quickest.

Former champion Toni Elias was seventh best for Aspar, ahead of Axel Pons, Alex de Angelis, Yuki Takahashi, Xavier Simeon and 125GP champion Nico Terol.

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November 24, 2011 10:15 AM

MM did come alive in the second half of the season but let's not forget the money's no object team approach he's had behind him including preferential treatment from chassis manufacturer. Smith on the other hand he been been developing the teams own chassis and operating within financial restraints so I think the original statement was correct.

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November 24, 2011 12:00 PM

Ever since I first saw Scott race in Quatar in 2007 he gave me every indication that he was destined to become a world champion! His riding style,his late braking, his determination and committment were something I hadn't seen in such a youngster. He was, and still is fantastic to watch, but he hasn't had the right opportunity so far to show his true potential! I seriously hope we see exactly what Scott can do next year as I think the best is yet to come!!!

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