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Team Estrella Galicia 00 Marc VDS MotoGP team, Monster Energy Grand Prix of Catalunya – June 15th 2015
Redding races to season best in baking hot Barcelona
Montmeló, Spain – 14 June 2015: Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS rider Scott Redding overcame searing hot temperatures, to claim a richly deserved season best seventh place in a physically demanding MotoGP encounter in Barcelona this afternoon.
Scott Redding: 7th
“That was definitely one of my best races of the year and I managed to hold onto the second group for a while and that is really positive for me. My hand started to go a little bit numb after 15-laps and I was struggling to release the brake gently but I am happy to finish the race in a positive mood. The track was obviously very tricky in the heat with so many riders crashing, but my feeling in the first laps was not so bad and I’m happy to equal my best result in MotoGP. We have to build on this now and make sure we can finish regularly inside the top 10.”
Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal
“After qualifying and the warm-up I honestly didn’t expect Scott to demonstrate the pace he did. He was battling with riders and pushing towards fifth place and he only finished 16 seconds off the podium, so there are signs of positive progress in what was a tough race in the heat, where it was easy to make mistakes. The initial goal for this season was to establish Scott inside the top 10 and he has achieved this today; now we have to continue with these results.”