Scott Redding has set his sights on returning to the top of the 'Open Class Honda' contingent in the first European MotoGP race of the season at Jerez after a disappointing weekend in Argentina.

Despite a promising show in practice, Redding struggled with front-end issues around the Termas Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina, leaving him 14th at the chequered flag and - crucially - last of the four-strong Honda Open racer contingent.

For the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez, where he was a second place finisher in Moto2 last season, Redding is expecting a turn of fortune for the better on the Gresini Honda.

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"I'm looking forward to the first European race of the season because I like to travel on the road to the circuits and the atmosphere. I also like Jerez, because it's quite fast and it suits well my riding style.

"It's quite a demanding track, but I also think that it's one of the tracks that could be good for the characteristics of our bike. We are getting closer to our rivals and we want to be back on top among the Open Class Hondas: this is our target and we need to achieve it."