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Front-end problems a concern for Redding

Scott Redding relieved to score a finish in Malaysian MotoGP at Sepang after experiencing front grip issues from beginning of gruelling 20-lap race.
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.”

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October 28, 2015 1:45 PM

Fair play to Scott, it seems like he's still giving it 100% even though the relationship between him and that bike isn't working. I hope for Scott's and Britain's sake he's towards the top 6 because I think he's a brilliant rider and our country needs riders like him, Cal, Brad & Kent to get the fan rates back up in this country.


October 28, 2015 7:30 PM

007: Weight is a disadvantage in many sports, motorcycle racing included. Why you think Stoner complaint so loudly when the weight limit was change at the last minute and they had to add weight tho the Honda, which in turn developed chatter? Please.
Changing the specs after designs and testing have been done is a different thing. Baz is wasting his time then?

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