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Redding looking for confidence boost in Germany
Gosselies, Belgium – 7 July 2015: Scott Redding heads to this weekend’s German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring looking to boost his confidence with a good result ahead of the annual four-week summer break.
Redding has endured a difficult transition to the factory Honda RC213V he’s campaigning in Team Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS colours, with his best result of the season a seventh place in the Grand Prix of Catalunya.
The 22-year-old Briton scored points with 13th place last time out at Assen, but admitted to feeling frustrated that he was unable to finish any higher on a track that should have suited both his riding style and the characteristics of the Honda RC213V.
It’s a situation that Redding is keen to turnaround with a strong showing in Germany this weekend, with the goal being to close the gap to the other factory Honda riders, both in qualifying and the race.
“I suspect we’re in for a tough weekend in Germany. The Sachsenring isn’t a horsepower track, it’s more about corner speed and edge grip and I know from last year that the softer tyre means we’re going to see some of the open class riders up the front this weekend. Our goal remains the same though; to close the gap to the other factory Honda riders. So far this year we’ve done a lot with the set up of the bike, but this weekend the plan is to focus more on the electronics, to see if we can find an improvement there. If we can make a step forward and close the gap to the frontrunners, then that will be a positive result to take into the summer break.”
Michael Bartholemy: Team Principal
“Scott struggled last time out at Assen, a track at which he’s gone well at in the past, and I know he was frustrated with the result there. However, once again, we need to put what has gone before behind us and focus on the weekend ahead. This is a new weekend at a different track and we head to Germany determined to continue working to give Scott the competitive package he needs to meet both his own expectations and those of the team. We have set realistic goals for the weekend ahead and I’m confident that both Scott and the team will work tirelessly to achieve them. This season has certainly been hard work, maybe harder than we expected, but hard work is not something that we are afraid of.”