Scott Redding believes he is finally beginning to find his level with the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda after bagging a superb second row start for the Austin MotoGP.

The young British prospect joins Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi and fellow Brit Cal Crutchlow on row two after qualifying sixth quickest on the RC213V, lapping in 2m 02.674s to finish half-a-second behind pole man Marc Marquez in Texas, bettering his time by more than a second in Q2.

"Finally we're finding our way with this bike. We struggled a lot in Qatar, but at least we left there with an idea of which direction we needed to go in and I think the lap times here show that it's the right one," said Redding.

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"Each session we've improved, gone a little bit faster and closed the gap just a little bit more to the guys in front, while my race pace over the longer runs has also been good.

"Now we need to keep working in the same way, improving step by step. We know the weather could do anything tomorrow. It could be dry, it could be wet or we could end up with a flag-to-flag race," he added.

"My pace has been good in both the dry and the wet and every time I've returned to pit lane in the sessions this weekend I've practiced the bike change so, while I'd prefer a dry race tomorrow, we're well prepared whatever the weather throws at us."