Young British rider Scott Redding lowered his lap time by almost a second as the Go&Fun Gresini Honda rider continues to learn the ropes in the elite MotoGP class.

Redding clocked a best time of 2m 02.652s on the 'Open' class RCV1000R as he completed 54 laps at Sepang on the second day of the three-day shakedown.

The 21-year-old focused on braking stability and plans to experiment with different chassis options on Friday as the test reaches a conclusion.

Redding, who finished ahead of Aspar's Hiroshi Aoyama but around half a second down on fellow RCV1000R rider Nicky Hayden in 14th place, said: "I'm happy with today's outcome; we worked a lot on braking stability and now the situation is better than yesterday, therefore I was able to improve my lap times.

"Tomorrow we will continue to work in this direction, trying other chassis geometry solutions and I hope we can make a further step ahead. In the last day we will also try to refine the electronics."

Team boss Fausto Gresini added: "I am... pleased with the progress made by Redding, who has improved his fastest time achieved earlier this month.

"At the moment Scott is struggling under braking, but we are already working together with Nissin to overcome this problem and I am sure that soon we will find a good solution."



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