Redding looking to make amends in Argentina
Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina – 15 April 2015: Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Scott Redding will be looking to put the disappointment of Austin behind him this weekend, as he heads to the Termas de Río Hondo circuit for the Grand Prix of Argentina, the third round of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship.
Redding secured a career best MotoGP grid position after qualifying in sixth place for the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, but was left frustrated after crashing out of the race on the opening lap.
The 22-year-old Briton made a significant step forward with the set up of his Honda RC213V in Texas and heads into the next round determined to capitalize on his improved pace with a strong showing in Sunday’s 25-lap MotoGP race.
“To crash out of the race in Austin after my best ever qualifying in MotoGP was disappointing, but we can take a lot of positives from the weekend. We found a good set up with the bike and I was fast in both the wet and dry, so we’ll be starting from a much better base this weekend in Argentina, even if the Termas de Río Hondo track is very different to the Circuit of the Americas. We need to continue working in the same direction as we did in Austin, improving the bike and the lap time in every session. If we can do that then I think we can put the disappointment of Austin behind us with a good result on Sunday.”
Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal
“Scott did everything right in Austin, right up until the opening lap of the race. It was unfortunate that he wasn’t able to take advantage of his qualifying position, but the fact that he crashed out while battling with a double MotoGP World Champion shows just how much progress we’ve made since the first race in Qatar. We need to continue with the same approach this weekend in Argentina, where I hope we’ll be rewarded for Scott and the team’s hard work in the race.”