'Learner' Redding improves pace in Sepang

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 24 Feb 2015

Redding is just 0.9 off Marquez

Scott Redding improved his lap time on the second day of testing in Sepang to be within one second of pacesetter Marc Marquez.

Redding set the 13th fastest time in an ultra-competitive second day in Sepang, his lap time of 2’00.762 just 0.918 seconds off the World Champion’s pace.

The Briton continues to emphasise that he’s still learning his new, factory RC213V Honda but says he’s happy with the improvements he has made.

 


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“We struggled for most of the morning, during the time when the track conditions were at their best, as we couldn’t get the tyre to work for us,” Redding told reporters on Tuesday evening.

“When we switched tyres the lap time came immediately, so I guess we were just unlucky with that particular tyre.

Redding says he's  not fixating on a laptime

“I’m still learning; changing the set up a little to try and get more feeling from the front, because I’m starting to push the the front more now I’m going faster. I was quicker today than I was at the last test, even though the track conditions aren’t as good, and I’m less than a second off the fastest guys, so I’m happy with that.”

Keen not to get carried away, the 2013 Moto3 runner-up says he’s not going to fixate on a lap time…

“Every lap gives me a better understanding of the bike; a lot of these guys have more experience on the bike, so they know what to expect, but I’m still on a steep learning curve with the Honda RC213V. We have a target, but I don’t want to get fixated on the lap time, for me it’s better to continue the learning process here in Sepang.”

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