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MotoGP Aragon: Marc VDS 'Maybe Scott’s having second thoughts!'

“Since making [the decision to leave] Scott's had his two best results, so maybe he's having second thoughts now!” – Michael Bartholemy.
Scott Redding heads into this weekend's Grand Prix of Aragon off the back of career best MotoGP results in the last two races, including a debut podium last time in Misano.

But the Marc VDS rider is under no illusions about the Misano rostrum, which came in extremely tricky conditions where many of the front-runners, including Redding, were forced to change bikes twice due to the changing weather.

“It was a great feeling to stand on the MotoGP podium for the first time in Misano, but we need to be realistic about what we achieved there,” said Redding. “The conditions were probably the most difficult any of us have ever raced in and I was lucky enough to be able to take advantage with the two bike changes.

“We will approach this weekend in Aragon with the same goals as always; to be inside the top ten in free practice, go straight into QP2 on Saturday afternoon and then push for a top ten finish in the race on Sunday.”

Although clearly influenced by the weather, the upturn in Redding's results has coincided with the announcement of a move to Pramac Ducati next season, an irony not lost on Marc VDS team manager (and also Redding's personal manager) Michael Bartholemy.

“We pushed hard to keep Scott for next year, but after Brno he decided that the best thing for his career would be to move to another team for 2016. Since making that decision he's had his two best results, including a first ever podium in MotoGP, so maybe he's having second thoughts now!” he said.

“I think the fact that he's now made the decision to move on has reduced the pressure on him a little and allowed him to start enjoying riding the bike again. That's what it looked like at Silverstone and there's no denying he was confident in the difficult conditions of Misano.

“If I'm right then I expect Scott to have another good weekend in Aragon, where a top 10 finish is certainly within his capabilities.”

Marc VDS are yet to announce Redding's replacement, but the team's reigning Moto2 world champion Tito Rabat is expected to get the seat.

The Spaniard could be joined by a new second Marc VDS MotoGP entry with rumours suggesting HRC-contracted rider Jack Miller may move across from LCR.

Miller was previously involved in a contract dispute with Marc VDS, which claimed a 'binding contract' for the Australian to join its Moto2 team for 2015 and 2016, but that does not seem to be a major obstacle.

Tagged as: Honda , Miller , redding , Ajo , Rabat

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September 23, 2015 1:06 PM

F1sandgroper: Miller is a star of the future, just needs time to adjust to the bigger bike. Those in the know, know how good he is.
Sorry but I find Miller completely overrated.

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