Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 29 Apr 2015
Scott Redding will receive an upgraded chassis from HRC for this weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.
The British rider has made a steady start to the season aboard the Estrella Galicia Marc VDS Honda with just one top ten finish out of the first three rounds. That’s not to say the former Moto2 runner-up hasn’t impressed, his highest qualifying so far has been an impressive sixth place in Austin.
CWM LCR Honda’s Cal Crutchlow had the latest HRC upgrades for the last round in Argentina and stuck his RC213V on the podium. The new chassis is thought to improve the rider’s position on the bike, something Redding has been struggling with as such a tall rider.
“Argentina was a bit like Texas, as we had the speed but we still need to find a few things with the bike that work for me and work consistently”, said Redding. “We will receive the updated chassis parts in Jerez, so this should help us make the next step, but we also return to Europe with more experience of the bike and a clear direction in which to go in with regards to set up.
“The priority is to improve my feeling from the front, to give me more confidence. We’ve made a lot of progress in this area since the start of the season and we just need to continue in the same way. The goal for Jerez is simply to carry on improving and to try and close the gap to the guys at the front.”