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MotoGP Jerez: Chassis upgrade for Scott Redding

"We will receive updated chassis parts in Jerez, so this should help us make the next step" - Scott Redding.
Marc VDS has confirmed that Scott Redding will receive a chassis upgrade for his RC213V at this weekend's Spanish MotoGP.

Providing an improvement in braking and corner entry, the new parts were first used by the factory Repsol team in winter testing, then made available to LCR Honda's Cal Crutchlow from Austin.

“The chassis has a different seat mounting position. In Sepang II we found something better in this area so therefore we started to make this chassis for Cal and Scott [Redding],” HRC vice president Shuhei Nakamoto said in Texas.

“Cal is the same [size] as the Factory [riders], but Scott is bigger so he needs another modification. His chassis is a little bit bigger. We need more time. So Cal received here and Scott will receive at Jerez.”

That has now been confirmed by the Marc VDS squad, with Redding eager to try the new developments.

“We will receive updated chassis parts in Jerez, so this should help us make the next step, but we also return to Europe with more experience of the bike and a clear direction in which to go in with regards to set up,” Redding said.

The #45, who has tried stiffening the front-end of his Honda in search of better cornering performance, added:

“The priority is to improve my feeling from the front, to give me more confidence. We've made a lot of progress in this area since the start of the season and we just need to continue in the same way. The goal for Jerez is simply to carry on improving and to try and close the gap to the guys at the front.”

Redding took a season-best ninth last time out in Argentina.

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