Scott Redding cut a frustrated figure after struggling for pace in the Jerez MotoGP as the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider finished in 13th place.

The Briton had been involved in an intense battle for the top ten but finished behind Pramac Ducati's Yonny Hernandez, Maverick Vinales (Suzuki) and Danilo Petrucci (Pramac Ducati) after losing ground on corner exit with the RC213V.

"That was another difficult race and I didn't have the pace again. The bike was handling better on the front but I kept losing out on the exit," Redding said.

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"We need to try and work something out because I need to be finishing higher up. Maybe it is my riding style or a bit in the bike, but my main struggle is on corner exit.

"We've now got a one-day test and we need to try and find some more rear grip and something to help me get the bike turning so we can we be more competitive in Le Mans."

Team principal Michael Bartholemy added: "We are very disappointed with the outcome of this weekend because we obviously had higher hopes than finishing 13th. We are still learning the package we have, but we have to be much more competitive than we showed in today's race.

"Scott clearly doesn't have the confidence he needs and we must all work together to try and find a solution. Tomorrow's test comes at a perfect time, so we can work on some of the issues without the pressure of a race weekend.

"But it is clear that we can't continue to be finishing where we are given the high level of our machinery."

Jerez was Redding's first event with the RC213V chassis upgrade, used by fellow satellite rider Cal Crutchlow since Texas.


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He needs 200cc more, tailor made tires, a super-charger and for everyone in front of him to fall off their bikes.