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Redding looking forward to winter break

'We managed to test quite a few things; some worked and some we'll need to reassess during pre-season testing next year, but it's been a positive two days overall' - Scott Redding
Marc VDS Racing's Scott Redding is relishing the chance to unwind during the winter break after wrapping up the final test of the season at Albacete in Spain.

Redding hailed the two-day test, held in conjunction with engineers from Kalex, as 'positive' as the team benefitted from dry track time.

“We were lucky with the weather here the last two days, it wasn't perfect but at least we got some dry testing time,” said the Moto2 rider.

“We managed to test quite a few things; some worked and some we'll need to reassess during pre-season testing next year, but it's been a positive two days overall.

“I'm looking forward to the break now. It's been a long season, capped off by a race weekend and then three days of testing, so the down time will be good.

“It will give me time to relax, do something other than race bikes, so I can come back fresh for next season,” added Redding, who was joined by Moto2 team-mate Mika Kallio and 15-year-old Belgian Livio Loi, who will compete in Moto3 for Marc VDS Racing in 2013 on the Kalex-KTM.

“I say that, but by January I'm usually itching to get back on the bike again and can't wait for the season to start.”

The team will regroup for pre-season testing at Valencia in February before moving on to Jerez.



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Don-R

November 16, 2012 12:11 PM

Competitve Kalex-KTM machinery and combined rider-weight limit for 2013 - now is the time for Redding to deliver. We've been hearing how his weight has disadvantaged him for the last 2 seasons, but that won't be a problem next year, so it's time to not only produce the wins but to push for a championship. Unless he can be a serious rival for Espargaro in the title race, his MotoGP aspirations might start to look a bit shaky. It's time for Scott to do some proving.

Cubikrube

November 18, 2012 10:57 AM

Fact is from what i have read, is that even if Marquez was racing next year he'd only have a 3kg weight penalty which imo still would not be fair. I would have loved it if Scott was in GP next year, then i wouldn't have to be saying for yet another year....just wait until he's on a bike big and then you will see. As it is i am going to have to keep saying it AND i still believe it. We need to stop slagging off our riders, especially the younger lads...whether it is Bradders, Scott, Gino or anyone else. In other countries they support their riders to the max...shame some of the numbnuts on here can't do the same.



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