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German MotoGP: Redding 'It could be really funny'

"It could be really funny to ride a MotoGP there" - Scott Redding.
Having moved ahead of Nicky Hayden to become the top Production Honda rider in the 2014 MotoGP championship, rookie Scott Redding heads to what could be a 'funny' weekend at the tight and twisty Sachsenring.

Redding is twelfth in the standings and one point clear of Hayden courtesy of a twelfth place in the wet-dry Assen race, also the first 'bike swap' grand prix for the young British rider.

“Assen was my first wet race in MotoGP and we got a good result, thanks to which we arrive now at the Sachsenring with one point of advantage in the standings on our rivals aboard the other Open Class Hondas, and we want to try to maintain this position,” said Redding, who finished one place ahead of Factory Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo at Assen.

One of the slowest circuits of the season, the absence of any long straights at the German GP should help negate the RCV1000R's lack of engine performance.

“Racing at Sachsenring will certainly be interesting, because the circuit is really small, and these bikes are so fast! I like the track, it has some ups and downs and lots of corners, with few straights,” said Redding.

“On paper, it also adapts well to our bike; I've always preferred right-hand corners and on this track they are almost all on the left; in any case, it could be really funny to ride a MotoGP there, and we have to wait to see what we can get.”

Team principal Fausto Gresini added: "Redding will ride for the first time a MotoGP bike on a very special circuit, technical and twisty; however, we are confident because on the paper the characteristics of this track should suit well the qualities of his bike, allowing him to be more competitive, also compared to the Factory spec machines."

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