Crash.net:
You've made a great start at Ducati, what is it that you like about the bike?

Scott Redding:
I like the positioning on the bike. The fitting on the bike is really good. I like the power delivery and basically how everything runs. It's just better for me. Also I like the way the team is running, very calm but very productive and no real major pressure.

Crash.net:
What's the key to going fast with the Ducati and how is it different from the Honda?

Scott Redding:
It's hard to say. I just have more feeling so I've got more confidence and I can predict what's going to happen. I can just get a bit more of a flow and a rhythm. Last year it never happened. I was always trying to get somewhere I couldn't get to.

Crash.net:
Last year was obviously tough, looking back was there anything that could have changed the situation?

Scott Redding:
No, not really. I just think I didn't have the feeling, not the feeling with the bike as much as I just couldn't get the bike to work for me really.

Crash.net:
How about the feeling with the new Michelin tyres and ECU? You seem to have adapted well?

Scott Redding:
I feel good. I like the feeling of the Michelins. They suit me a bit more. The electronics I don't really feel that much different compared to the electronics I've used before, so I feel comfortable.

Crash.net:
The Sepang test is coming up, will you have anything new for the bike?

Scott Redding:
I don't think so although we've got our own bikes now, we were using Pirro's bikes before. It will be quite cool to have two bikes instead of just one. Just need to get out there, put in some laps and start the work.

Crash.net:
Is there anything you specifically want to work on at the test?

Scott Redding:
Malaysia's hard because it gets so hot and humid and the track gets greasy, the lap times drop. It's hard to improve but if you can get a feeling in the hot conditions and work on consistent laps, that's what I want to concentrate on for the moment.

Crash.net:
How is the relationship with your new crew chief? I guess they all have different ways of working...

Scott Redding:
Yeah everyone is different. Some of them like to go by numbers. Some by feeling. Some a bit of both. But the main thing for me is that he gives a good confidence about the change he is going to make.

Crash.net:
Some big news at Ducati over the winter has been Casey Stoner coming back, what do you think about having him as a test rider?

Scott Redding:
I think it'll be good. Pirro is not bad anyway, but Casey as well could be a big help. I just hope he doesn't try to make the bike a bit like a Honda. I'm a bit worried for that but he's obviously a very experienced rider and knows what he's doing.

Crash.net:
Casey's starting on the GP15 when he tests at Sepang, the same spec as your bike, are you planning to look at the data and maybe get some ideas for things to try?

Scott Redding:
To be honest, not really. I'm interested in my own thing at the moment and I'm interested in running my own style for the moment.

Crash.net:
What is the Scott Redding style, how would you describe the way you like to ride a bike?

Scott Redding:
Just be a bit different with the lines. I like to use a bit of track. A lot of the guys go in to the corner early and pick the bike up, but I'm heavier so I need to carry a bit of corner speed even with this horsepower. It's just different in a weird way.

Crash.net:
You mentioned your size, your new team-mate Danilo Petrucci is also one of the bigger riders. Will that help a bit in terms of working on set-up within the team?

Scott Redding:
It does help. Especially if we are trying something and can confirm it. If you have two riders that are similar instead of, for example, me and Mika Kallio in the past where we were completely opposite.

Crash.net:
What is a realistic aim for this year Scott?

Scott Redding:
I'd be happy for a top six in the championship. Try and fight for a few podiums would be good and I think we've got that chance. So we need to make the most of it, be focussed, dedicated and make it work.

Crash.net:
Finally Scott, what do you make of all the fuss between Rossi, Marquez and Lorenzo at the end of last season?

Scott Redding:
I don't really get involved. Racing is racing. I don't know what I would do in the situation. I think Rossi's move with Marc was a bit naughty, but it is what it is. It's not really my business. It doesn't affect me so I let them do what they got to do and we'll see what happens this year.

Crash.net:
Thanks Scott.

Scott Redding:
See you soon.

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