Scott Redding was pleased to turn his speed in free practice into a spot on the third row of the grid as he stormed to his second best qualifying performance of 2015.

A man whose future is the subject of much discussion as he ponders an offer to join Pramac Ducati, Redding automatically qualified for Q2 courtesty of a top-ten time in FP3 for only the second time this year.

Using a tow from pole sitter Marc Marquez on both his flying laps - a tactic used by Cal Crutchlow - Redding posted the seventh fastest time, a place behind countryman and top Brit Bradley Smith.

"It was better today," he said after the session. "The first part for us was getting the time in FP3, which was a nightmare. Once we got straight into Q2 the pressure was off a little bit as the worst case scenario is you're tenth, so we tried to push on. I had Marc in front of me for a couple of laps, which helped me. So far the bike is working well and I feel quite comfortable.

While Silverstone has represented a welcome turnaround in his fortunes, Redding admitted the bike he is riding hasn't been changed since Brno, a circuit at which he greatly struggled.

"You can't let one race dictate your future. If you look back at Brno and how low I was, even mentally, it was horrible. I can't let one good race do it. I think at Silverstone you could give me anything and I'd still make a job out of it.

"The problem is we have the same setting as Brno and it just works. We don't know why, we just come to a race like 'please work', we just don't know. We come here, take the bike out of the box and don't change much, fork spring and maybe a bit of rear shock but it's not a massive difference.

"In Brno we were changing everything and going nowhere. That's the strange thing and the most frustrating part of it."


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