Positive wet weather test for Redding
Valencia, Spain – 11 November 2014: Scott Redding enjoyed a positive second day of testing aboard the Team Estrella Galicia Marc VDS Honda RC213V today, despite wet and miserable weather at Valencia.
The 21-year-old Briton has previous experience in the rain aboard the Honda RCV1000R, but he was immediately impressed with how much of an advantage the factory electronics and the seamless gearbox on the RC213V offered over the Open Class bike in the wet.
Although the intermittent, but often torrential, rain throughout the day meant that conditions weren’t ideal for testing, Redding was happy with his progress, having made a significant step forward in adapting his riding style to suit the characteristics of the Honda RC213V.
The weather forecast promises much improved conditions for tomorrow’s third and final day of testing at Valencia.
Scott Redding // 3rd // 1’43.813
“Both me and my Chief Mechanic have learnt a bit more about the bike, making some steps forward together, which was good despite the wet conditions today. This afternoon the track temperature dropped quite a lot and it was harder to keep the heat in the tyres, but we stuck at it, focussing firstly on braking and turning. I also tried a few things with the electronics to understand better how they work, especially when the rear starts spinning up like in the long turn 13. At the moment, to be sideways in the wet doesn’t feel right to me, so I have to understand it to get a better feel of it. We also managed to improve my position on the bike, so it’s been a pretty productive day, even if the weather wasn’t ideal. If conditions improve for tomorrow then I think it will be even better.”