Scott’s Sepang charge hampered by tyre problems
On the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia Scott Redding ran a good and strong race, overcoming many difficulties.
The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix was declared “wet” as the rain started to fall half an hour from the start.
Scott got off to a very good start from P14 and after one lap he was already 8th. After overtaking Smith and Rins the English rider tried to catch Pedrosa.
Scott’s pace was strong and on lap six he recovered 8 tenths from the Spaniard. However, from lap 9 onwards, the soft rear tyre began to lose performance and Scott was forced to give up positions and ended up finishing 13th.
13th Scott Redding
“My race start was very good. The feeling with the medium tyre in the warm up lap was not good so we bet on the soft rubber. I pushed a lot and the feeling was very good until halfway through the race. Then the tyre started to drop and I started losing many tenths of a second each lap. I think it was a fairly positive weekend and this gives me confidence in sight of Valencia.”.