Marc VDS get their 2015 MotoGP campaign underway at Valencia
Valencia, Spain – 10 November 2014: The Marc VDS Racing Team’s 2015 MotoGP campaign got underway at Valencia today, with Scott Redding making his first appearance aboard the Estrella Galicia 0,0 liveried Honda RC213V.
The 21-year-old Briton campaigned a Honda RCV1000R this season, finishing as the highest placed of the open class Honda riders in the championship standings, but he was surprised at just how different the RC213V factory bike was to the open class machine he raced for the final time yesterday.
Redding declared himself reasonably satisfied with the progress made during a positive first test today, although he would have preferred to have finished closer to the top of the timesheet.
Scott Redding // 15th // 1’32.998
“Today was quite a surprise, because the RC213V is very different to the RCV1000R I’ve been racing this season, much more than I expected. It was like riding a completely different bike, so it took a bit of getting used to. I didn’t want to go out there and push for a fast lap only to hit a wall with the lap time, preferring instead to take my time and learn the bike, building up the pace as we go. My lap time improved with every exit, so I’m happy enough with the progress we made today. I’d have preferred to be a little bit quicker, but I’m happy enough with the progress today and I’m confident that over the next two days, as I get to know the bike and my crew a little better, and they get to know me, we’ll see some improvements.”