Scott Redding starts the second half of the Moto2 season holding a healthy 23-point advantage at the head of the standings.

But having lost points to title rival Pol Espargaro at the three rounds prior to the summer break, the Englishman is determined to be 'back at the top of his game' for Sunday's Indianapolis round.

The Marc VDS star, who counts Indianapolis as one of his favourites after securing his first intermediate class podium at the venue three years ago, said:

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"After a few weeks off I'm looking forward to getting back to work this weekend in Indianapolis. The summer break has been all about bikes - mountain bikes, motocross bikes and a few days at the Colin Edwards Bootcamp in Texas - but now it's back to the Moto2 bike to get the second half of the season underway.

"I'm feeling fresh, relaxed and the track has been good to me in the past, so we'll see how we go. We need to be back at the top of our game, like we were at the beginning of the year, and get the second half of the season off to a flying start with a good result this weekend in Indianapolis."

Redding has won two races this year, with Espargaro claiming three wins. However the Spaniard has also suffered two non-scores, while Redding has racked up points in all eight rounds.

Espargaro will move to MotoGP with Tech 3 Yamaha for 2013. Redding has also confirmed that he will be joining the premier class in 2014, although he is yet to name his team.

Redding finished sixth at Indianapolis last season, when team-mate Mika Kallio claimed fourth position. The 30-year-old Finn currently lies fifth in the Moto2 Championship, but with just seven points separating him from Esteve Rabat in third.

"I'm not a big fan of the Indianapolis track, partly because of the layout, but mainly because there are so many different types of tarmac and the amount of grip changes from corner to corner, which makes things difficult," said Kallio.

"The track can also be hard on tyres, which makes the selection for the race critical. Despite this, I was fourth in Indy last year and I hope I can improve on that this time around."