Scott Redding unfazed by shrinking title advantage

By Matthew Birt -

MotoGP

 16 July 2013 10:43

British rider Scott Redding says he is not overly concerned at seeing a big Moto2 world championship advantage cut to just 23-points after he struggled to a season worst result of seventh in Germany last weekend.

The 20-year-old experienced severe Dunlop rear tyre issues in the 29-lap race and with pre-season title favourite Pol Espargaro finishing third, Redding’s advantage in the championship chase was cut to 23-points.

Spaniard Espargaro has clawed back 24-points on Marc VDS Racing rider Redding in the last three races but the Gloucestershire rider, who is poised to confirm his MotoGP plans for 2014, told MCN: “We did have a very nice gap in the championship and it has dropped a little bit but there is nothing I can do about and I can’t worry about ifs, buts and maybes.

We just need to crack on and find something that will help with tyre life. I tried the whole race but sometimes you can only do the best with what you have got.”

The Moto2 field has now gone on a four-week summer break and Redding said it will be vital to return to winning ways when the championship resumes at them legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway in America on August 18.

Redding, who is a massive 55-points clear of Estve Rabat in third place, added: “I need to be getting back at the front in Indianapolis. We know we have the speed but it would have been nice to have a bigger gap in the championship.

I could have done with keeping that gap just to be on the safe side. It is still 23-points and it is quite a lot but I need to be winning some more races and stop thinking so much about the championship. Sometimes it is like that but what it boils down to is when I am good like in Assen I have got to take the victory from Pol.”

For more from on Redding’s tyre troubles, see the July 17 issue of Motor Cycle News.