Redding takes hard fought 12th in Brno battle
Brno, Czech Republic – Sunday 16 August 2015: Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Scott Redding rode to a determined 12th place finish, in front of a massive crowd of close to 140,000 fans packed into the historic Brno track in the Czech Republic today.
Heavy overnight rain meant air and track temperatures were cooler than those experienced during an Eastern European heat wave for practice and qualifying.
But the significant change in conditions didn’t make the 22-lap race an easier challenge for British rider Redding, who again found it difficult to find a confidence-inspiring set-up with his RC213V to mount a challenge closer to the top 10.
Redding had a race-long duel with Yonny Hernandez and he thought he’d secured 11th place with a bold braking move on the penultimate lap. But he made a small mistake that allowed the Colombian to sweep back through and claim 11th by just 0.2s.
Redding now heads to his home round at Silverstone hoping his great past success on home soil can provide the inspiration he needs to inject some momentum into a frustrating season.
Scott Redding: 12th
“It was another difficult weekend and in the race I was struggling to keep the speed. I feel so on the limit I don’t know where to push to find more time. The group in front can pull away easily and although it was another tough race I tried my best. I passed Yonny on the penultimate lap but made a mistake and he got back through. The longer we go without any results the more frustrating it is getting, My home race Silverstone is next and hopefully my previous success there, and a big home crowd can spur me on. We are certainly not going to give up.”
Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal
“Yet again we have to look back on another very difficult weekend. It looks like we are going round in circles trying to find a solution without any success. We have tried everything we possibly can on the bike to make him more comfortable. At this moment it is obvious that he does not feel like this is his bike. He has not gelled with it and now we are over the halfway point of the season we can’t say it is a matter of time. All we can do is stay committed to the task in hand and hope the situation improves very soon.”