French MotoGP: Hand injury on mend for Scott Redding

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British teenager Scott Redding believes the injured left hand he suffered when he crashed out of his first wet 125GP in Shanghai earlier this month won’t hinder him in Le Mans this weekend.

The Gloucester rookie suffered severe bruising and swelling on his left hand in China, though further checks thankfully revealed the 15-year-old hadn’t suffered any broken bones.

And the Blusens Aprilia rider believes the injury won’t prove too much of a stumbling block when he makes his debut in the French 125GP on Sunday.

“It’s not too bad,” Redding told MCN.

“It didn’t seem to make much progress but then a couple of days ago I started to get a lot of movement back in it.

“It still hurts a bit when I clench the hand but other than that it should be fine.”

Scott Redding is looking to get his rookie campaign back on track in Le Mans.

Two brilliant top ten finishes in his first two races have been followed up with two non points scoring finishes in Estoril and China.

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt