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Austin MotoGP: Scott Redding 'comfortable' at COTA

"I feel very comfortable on this track, last year in Moto2 I was on pole position with a 0.689s gap" - Scott Redding.
After a case of mission accomplished on his MotoGP debut in Qatar, Scott Redding has high hopes for this weekend's Austin round.

The leading rookie and top Honda RCV1000R rider at Losail, after narrowly beating former world champion Nicky Hayden for seventh place, Redding was in a class of his own during last year's inaugural Moto2 qualifying session at the Circuit of the Americas.

On pole by almost 0.7s, Redding had to settle for fifth after tyre problems in the race, but knows the circuit suits his strengths and is confident that the braking and handling characteristics of the Production Honda will make up for its present lack of acceleration and top speed.

“Riding a MotoGP at the Circuit of the Americas will be very interesting. I feel very comfortable on this track, in fact last year in Moto2 I was really fast, setting the pole position with a 0.689s gap on anyone else,” said the Go&Fun Gresini rider.

“I also think that the track could suit well to our bike's characteristics, both in terms of handling and in terms of stability under braking.

“We will also focus our work on the tyres, because this track is quite demanding from this point of view, so probably we will need to start to work more on the hard tyre for this race, rather than the softer option, which we used in Qatar.”

“Redding showed some serious speed on this track last year in Moto2: this means that he likes a lot the circuit and perhaps his adaptation with the MotoGP will be quick here,” added team boss Fausto Gresini.

“After the great debut in Qatar, we want to continue to stay at the top among the riders aboard the Production Racer Honda.”

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April 09, 2014 7:11 AM
Last Edited 925 days ago

Wow just haters on this site... Every time a rider shows some sort of confidence it causes a shi* storm, and many of you type away on the keys talking trash. Leave the trash talking with your loser friends at the pub. Go Redding! Go Aleix Espargaro! Go Hayden! Go Rossi! Go Crutchlow! And anyone else that everyone seems to hate this season...


April 09, 2014 9:50 AM

I ain't hating on Scott, i know that his yard stick is Nicky but to prove his class Scott needs to bury the 2006 champion, Marquez would and Marquez is Scotts future yard stick Come on Scott

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