Redding rues lack of grip in Le Mans
Le Mans, France – 15 May 2015: Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Scott Redding finished the opening day at Le Mans 14th fastest with the Englishman struggling for front grip at the French Grand Prix.
Conditions were tricky at Le Mans today with damp patches in the morning session and a dry track in the afternoon that allowed riders to push harder. Redding finished the opening session of the weekend sixth fastest, but in the second session he was unable to improve his confidence in the front end and he ended the first day one second slower than the fastest time.
In the closing minutes of the afternoon session Redding used a new tyre but it offered little improvement at that time, with track conditions becoming difficult once again with numerous riders crashing in the closing stages.
Scott Redding: 14th – 1'34.371
“I was just struggling with front grip. This morning it was okay but the conditions were mixed. In the afternoon we had a similar problem to the morning, even when we put in the new tyre we didn't improve too much compared to the used tyre, which is unusual, but it's something that has happened a few times this year to us. We need to have a look at how we can get a little bit more front grip and feeling for tomorrow.”
Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal
“It was a good start to the day in the morning and the results of the test at Jerez helped in that session, but in the afternoon we couldn't improve the lap time and it looked like we were hitting the wall even with a new tyre. We need to find something for tomorrow to allow us to have the same performance as this morning.”