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Moto2: Redding celebrates Aragon podium

“Marquez managed to pull a gap, but Iannone couldn't get away and I eventually managed to pass him for third with a bit of a risky move at the corkscrew” – Scott Redding.
Scott Redding snatched his fourth Moto2 podium of the season with a daring last lap pass on Andrea Iannone at Aragon on Sunday.

Just tenth by the midway point of the race, the Marc VDS Kalex rider then cut through the leading pack to reach the fight for second between championship leader Marc Marquez and fellow 2013 MotoGP rider Iannone.

After an intense battle with Marquez, who eventually escaped to secure second place, Redding set his sights firmly on Iannone and the final podium position.

With both riders on the limit and evenly matched, it took a brave move from Redding in the Aragon Corkscrew to secure third position on the final lap.

The achievement was all the more impressive with Redding having recently undergone wrist surgery.

"It's been a tough weekend, both with the weather and my right wrist,” said the Englishman.

“The wrist wasn't causing me problems on the bike, but it was causing a lot of pain. I opted to go with painkillers for the race and I'm glad I did, but every lap was so busy I probably wouldn't have even noticed the pain anyway.

“The battle with Marquez was a good one. I managed to pass him a couple of times only for him to pass me back on the straight. I didn't want to slow us both down by continually passing him in the corners, as I wanted to catch Iannone, which we eventually did.

“Marquez managed to pull a gap, but Iannone couldn't get away and I eventually managed to pass him for third with a bit of a risky move at the corkscrew. It's a great result and I'd like to say a big thank you to the team and the guys in the Clinica Mobile for making it possible."

Redding is fifth in the Moto2 standings with four rounds to go.




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mmmmmm - Unregistered

October 01, 2012 5:25 PM

@stuarta Kenny Roberts once said the sponsors in F1 paid enough money for a logo the size of an envelope to fund his team for a year.Which makes you wonder why did Richard Branson waste all those millions on a F1 team when he could have run a 2 bike brit team in Moto 3,Moto 2 and moto gp for half that amount and been competitive giving british talent the chance the Spanish and Italians get. Makes you wonder.



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