On the same Silverstone weekend that he was confirmed as moving to Pramac Ducati in 2016, Scott Redding claimed a MotoGP best sixth place for Marc VDS Honda.

It was a long-awaited highlight in what has often been a disheartening season for the Englishman.

But the big question is whether that wet weather performance can carry over to this weekend's round at a resurfaced Misano.

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"Misano is a very different circuit to Silverstone. It's still got some fast corners but it's also more technical in places," Redding said. "I normally enjoy racing there, but we will need to see how the resurfacing has changed things, as it's likely to be more abrasive which means tyre wear could be an issue.

"I hope we can maintain the form from Silverstone, but it all depends on how the Honda works at the track. If the bike works then I hope we can keep making improvements in free practice and secure a place directly in QP2 once again, as this takes some of the pressure off in qualifying and it's critical for a good race result."

Team principal Michael Bartholemy added: "Scott rode a good race in front of his home crowd in the British Grand Prix and to finish as the top British rider was just the boost to his confidence that he needed after difficult races in Indianapolis and Brno.

"Now he needs to carry the momentum into this weekend at Misano, which is a very different track to Silverstone.

"What is important is for him to feel comfortable on the bike after the first two free practice sessions on Friday and the team will be working hard to achieve that. If he can find a good feeling with the bike ahead of the all important FP3 then we stand a good chance of progressing straight into QP2 again, which is important both for Scott's confidence and the race."

Redding is 13th in the world championship.