Disappointment for Redding in Aragon qualifying
Aragon, Spain – 26 September 2015: Scott Redding will start tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Aragon from 14th position on the grid, after narrowly missing out on a place in the final qualifying shootout this afternoon.
The 22-year-old Briton was disappointed to finish only fourth in the first qualifying practice, as he felt he had a good feeling with the bike and went into the session certain he could challenge for a top two position and a place in the all-important QP2.
Redding has shown flashes of speed this weekend and is confident he is in good shape for tomorrow’s 23-lap MotoGP race, but his single lap pace wasn’t enough today to better the times of Danilo Petrucci and Yonny Hernandez, who made good use of the soft option tyre to top the timesheet.
Starting from the fifth row of the grid will make for a difficult race for Redding tomorrow, but having finished in the top six at the previous two rounds he is determined to fight his way through the field and achieve his goal of a top ten finish.
Scott Redding: 14th – 1’48.674
“The feeling is okay with the bike but, once again, the lap time just isn't there. Sometimes I feel that we can get the lap time but not the rhythm. Here at Aragon I feel that we have the rhythm but the lap time definitely isn't there. This is the most frustrating thing for me. I'll have to see what happens in the race tomorrow but it's frustrating when you should be going through to QP2 but you can't. Starting from the fifth row makes things more difficult for tomorrow, but the race is long, so I need to see how things pan out.”
Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal
“Qualifying was difficult. This morning when I saw the lap times that other people were doing compared to the times that we did I would say that this would have been one of the easier qualifying sessions of the year. I don't know why it happened because Scott said that the bike was okay, other than he felt he was missing a little bit of power, so for me it was a bit strange and I'm not happy with this result because I was quite positive that we'd make it through to QP2 here at Aragon.”