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Scott Redding suffers sticking throttle in first ever MotoGP practice session.
Scott Redding's first ever MotoGP free practice left the 21-year-old Briton frustrated, after a problem with the electronics package on his Open class Honda left him 19th on the timesheet.

Redding spent most of the 45-minute session in the pits, after encountering a delay between closing the throttle and the bike actually responding. The problem also affected his second bike, although not to the same degree.

“Unfortunately we had a problem with the electronics which slowed us for almost all of tonight's free practice session,” said the Gresini rider. “Fortunately we've tested here, so we have some idea of where we are setup wise, but we can't afford to lose any more time tomorrow.

“The problem was partly fixed on the second bike at the end of the session, but I only had time for a few laps. It's good to get the weekend started, but a trouble free session would have been much better. I'm sure tomorrow the team will have everything sorted and we can start again.”

While Redding eventually completed ten laps, fellow Briton Michal Laverty was confined to the pits due to engine problems with his PBM machine.

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March 21, 2014 11:10 AM

How demoralising for Scott!! His first race in MotoGP and he is having all this to put up with. This sort of thing is what makes or breaks a rider because if it isn't dealt with soon, Scott will rue the day he moved up and all his hopes will be down the drain. Such a shame for such a big talent.

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