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Crutchlow, Redding break Sheene, Haslam records

10 June 2013

Motorcycle grand prix records set by British riders Barry Sheene and Ron Haslam over three decades ago have been broken by Cal Crutchlow and Scott Redding.

Redding's back-to-back grand prix wins in the Moto2 category are the first in any solo class since Sheene in 1977. Redding is also the youngest British rider to achieve back-to-back grands prix wins since Sheene.

“To win two races in a row is amazing because I didn't come to win races but fight for the championship but it's brilliant to get those points and win two races,” said Moto2 title leader Redding.

“The good thing about winning is that it makes me more comfortable about controlling races. I came to Mugello and got pole position and won the race which is something I'd never done before.”

Meanwhile, MotoGP star Crutchlow is the first British rider to take back-to-back premier class podiums since Haslam in 1987.

“Mugello was a big result for me after that second place in Le Mans and we showed our speed again,” said the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 star. “It's cool to see Brits doing well with me and Scott back on the podium. It's taken me three years to run with guys like Lorenzo and Pedrosa. You take a few knocks but I never give up and it's great to be getting results.”

Crutchlow is fourth in the MotoGP standings and the highest placed satellite rider heading into this weekend's Catalunya round.


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