Author: Scott Redding Posted: 29 Jun 2015
Scott Redding is riding in his second season in the MotoGP class this year aboard the Estrella Galicia Marc VDS Honda RC213V. Riding one of the best bikes in the world, the British star has big expectations for 2015.
The British star’s tough season continued in Assen this weekend, as he struggled to find grip in the start of the race and eventually crossed the line 13th. He checked in with Bike Social after the race for a quick blog update.
Round 8 - Assen TT
We had another hard race in Assen yesterday. I didn’t really have great grip from the tyres in the first half of the race as we normally do, I could stay with them but I lost them in some areas and couldn’t get it back so it was a tough race. It was quite lonely too; I just had to hold off Hernandez.
It’s difficult at the moment, I keep trying and keep trying and keep trying and we’re not really going forward. We need to look in which direction we can go to make the bike work a bit better.
Honestly, I don’t feel like we’re making any progress. Each weekend we say ‘a bit more’ and we’re not really making much progress forward. It’s a little bit here and a little bit there but in the big picture it’s nothing.
The problem is the bike doesn’t feel that bad but the lap time isn’t there, so what direction do you go in? You don’t feel bad in anyway you just can’t make the lap time. We’ll need to see what we can do for Sachsenring, it’ll be difficult as the guys who have the soft tyre can maybe use it in the race and then we’ll have to see where we can go from there after the summer break.
It’ll be nice to have a break, I feel worn out! Mentally I’ve been trying everything in the book and I’m running out of pages at the moment! It’ll be good to have some time at home, spend some time with the family and then go for it again after the break.
Our situation does worry me. We were thinking after the first race we would improve and eight rounds later we haven’t. I’m annoyed we haven’t improved and I don’t know why we haven’t but we can only do what we can do. I’m doing the best I can and that’s what frustrating, I’m not just going out there to fill the grid I’m going out there and doing the best I can and I’m not getting what I think is my best.