Scott Redding lamented front-end issues as the British rider struggled to 11th place in the Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang.

Redding encountered problems under braking on the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Honda from the beginning of the race and was forced to ride conservatively to complete the gruelling 20-lap distance without crashing.

"It was a hard race because I was struggling with front grip from the start. I was trying to push to stay on the back of the group ahead of me, but I kept closing the front and if the rear had grip it was pushing the front as well," he explained.

"I was also struggling to stop the bike in the slower corners because the front was sliding and I lost contact. That made it harder because I was alone for most of the race. But, the fact that we finished is a big positive.

"I used to struggle here in Sepang, but to have no real problems with the heat and humidity is good for my confidence. A tough race and one in which I was happy to see the chequered flag."