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Spain MotoGP: Redding targets top ‘Open Honda’ billing

Scott Redding is confident Jerez will be better suited to him as he seeks a return to the top of the internal Open Honda battle.
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.

“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.”

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April 30, 2014 12:41 PM

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April 30, 2014 12:34 PM

Scott just needs to keep doing what he's doing. He can't do more than fight with the Honda proddys, and he shouldn't be too disappointed if he finds Hayden more difficult to beat than the (strangely quiet) kenluckykid claims him to be. Rossi really struggled on the Ducati until he started to use Hayden's settings, and only then because he managed his tyres better. Hayden might not be the fastest rider in the paddock, but he is consistenly fast. Over time, Scott needs to beat him if he wants a factory ride, but it won't be easy.

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