French frustration for Redding in Le Mans
Le Mans, France – 17 May 2015: Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Scott Redding’s French MotoGP race ended in disappointment after an early crash thwarted his quest for a fourth points scoring finish of the campaign.
In the hottest conditions of the weekend at the historic Bugatti Circuit, the Briton was charging confidently towards the top 10 when he lost control of his RC213V Honda machine at the famous La Chapelle right-hander on the fourth lap.
Redding’s Honda RC213V was too badly damaged for him to rejoin the 28-lap battle that unfolded in front of a huge crowd of close to 94,000 fans.
Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS now move to the spectacular Mugello track in Italy confident of solving some of the front-end confidence issues that have hampered the 22-year-old in recent races.
Scott Redding: DNF
“The start of the race was difficult because it was hard to find front grip. I thought it was getting better, so decided to try and pick up my pace. But then I closed the front at turn six. It was an early end to the race and I am very disappointed. We keep trying to find a solution to some of my problems but we haven’t quite got there just yet. I am looking forward to Mugello. It is a track I really like and I am sure we can bounce back strongly.”
Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal
“It was a difficult weekend but we had some highlights. We were confident after the warm up that we had made progress with the set-up of the bike and that Scott could at least repeat his ninth place in the race. It was going to be a difficult race but I think a top 10 was achievable. But Scott’s lack of confidence with the front-end was there again and this caused him to crash. We will put this result behind us as quickly as possible and look to return more competitive in Mugello.”