Author: Scott Redding Posted: 01 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 rider’s tough start to the season continued at Mugello, where he took an 11th place finish after a race long battle with the Pramac Ducati duo. He checked in with Bike Social for a quick blog after the race.
Round 6 – Italian Grand Prix – Mugello
I’m not too happy with this weekend because a lot of people crashed in front of me which is why I made the result. It was quite a disappointing race again, we tried to improve but we could only get with the Ducatis but couldn’t pass them and in the end I started to lose the front tyre a bit.
It’s such a difficult track, very technical and the temperatures came up and in the end we just need to find something but we don’t know what that is yet.
I don’t really feel like we’re getting anywhere, I feel like I’m stuck in a hole. In practice it seems like we’re getting somewhere and then it comes to the race and we’re not. I can kind of follow people but I can’t get close enough to pass which is a difficult situation for me because obviously I want to do better but I feel like I’m limited.
It frustrates me being behind the Ducatis. I can catch them and stay with them but I can’t pass them. At the last corner, it’s not so much top speed because I’m in the slip stream but at just pulling out of the corner they pull like five bike lengths, then you can’t recover it by the end of the straight. I’m constantly fighting to catch them and then in the end when the front tyre starts to drop they had more consistency so I couldn’t hold on to them anymore and they started to pull away.
The crowd here are mental! You can’t really hear them when you’re riding but after the session or warm-up lap you can hear them. I stay in the paddock at night and you hear them until six in the morning! It’s definitely a good atmosphere here with all the fans and it’s definitely a good circuit to come racing but when you have a hard result it’s hard to take!
My riding style changed a lot this weekend, this is what helped me throughout the practices but we need to really look deeply into something for the races. The bike was so difficult to change direction and get the turn in and you can do maybe three hard laps on it but to do the race distance is just not possible for the moment, we need to look in to detail to try and find something.
The next round of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship takes place at Circuit de Catalunya between 12-14th June.