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Scott Redding overcomes illness, machine issues at Jerez

'It's been a difficult three days if I'm honest... I was feeling ill and my head wasn't completely in it' - Scott Redding
Marc VDS rider Scott Redding battled illness during the three-day Jerez test and experienced gearshift problems with his Kalex Moto2 machine, but the teenager still ended the shakedown in a positive frame of mind.

Redding, who was seventh fastest overall, admitted he wasn't fully focused on the opening day of the test but the British ace began to make good progress on day two after overcoming a recurring issue with the bike.

“It's been a difficult three days if I'm honest. I was feeling ill ahead of the test and, although I started feeling better on the first day, my head wasn't completely in it,” he said.

“The second day was better, but we had a recurring problem with the bike jumping out of gear when I was backshifting for the corners and it wasn't really until the afternoon that I felt properly comfortable on the bike.

"Unfortunately, this coincided with the arrival of the wind, which had me and Marc Marquez off late on in the session.

“Today [Wednesday] we had the same problem with the engine but, thankfully, it will be changed for the first race,” added the 19-year-old. “Overall our test schedule has been really positive, but now I just can't wait to start racing.”

Redding's fastest lap during the test was 1m 42.638s compared to Claudio Corti's top time of 1m 41.983s.




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a bit sad - Unregistered

March 22, 2012 3:50 PM

"I can only imagine the cries of "moaner" if Casey said the same things. " This story has absolutely nothing to do with Casey Stoner! You seem to have a rather large chip on your shoulder! Go Scott!



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