Seventh on the grid for Redding at home
Silverstone, Great Britain – 29 August 2015: Scott Redding will start from the third row of the grid at his home Grand Prix after an impressive qualifying performance at Silverstone.
The Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider has been fast and consistent all weekend and built on his top ten pace on Friday to claim his best starting position since the Grand Prix of the Americas.
Having been searching for a solution to some front-end problems over the bumps yesterday, Redding was much more confident today with his Honda RC213V. The 22-year-old has been in the top ten every session this weekend and looks much more comfortable and consistent on the machine here at Silverstone than he has in recent races.
Tyre wear remains a concern for Redding and his crew, but they have come changes to evaluate in warm up tomorrow that they are confident will improve matters. The Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider is looking forward to tomorrow’s race, in which his aim is to secure his best result of the season so far.
Scott Redding: 7th – 2’01.376
“I felt pretty good and the qualifying was really interesting. I was behind Marc Marquez both times and it was quite a nice thing to have. I've not really been worried about following anyone this weekend but in qualifying to have someone so fast in front of me was very interesting indeed. Following Marc is unreal because you're completely on the limit and he's still one second faster! Our race pace isn't too bad but our tyre wear isn't too good. We'll try something in the morning to help that but generally I feel quite comfortable and I'm enjoying this weekend.”
Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal
“It was a good result today and it's been a good weekend so far. We know that we have the potential with the race tyre. I'm happy to see Scott there and we know that normally he makes a good start, so I'm hoping for a good race result tomorrow.”