Indy MotoGP: Scott Redding splashes to second

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British rookie Scott Redding posted the second fastest time in this morning’s opening 125GP practice session at a rain-lashed Indianapolis circuit.

On a historic day as MotoGP makes its first appearance at the iconic Indy circuit, Blusens Aprilia rider Redding clocked his best time of 2.03.430 on his last lap to move up from fourth to second.

Redding, who won the British GP back in July, was in impressive form throughout a rain- dominated session, which bodes well for the weekend with dismal forecasts for tomorrow and Sunday too.

Redding was only 0.651s adrift of fastest rider Andrea Iannone, while the 15-year-old just edged out reigning world champion Gabor Talmacsi into third by 0.051s.

Iannone was the only rider though who managed to dive under the 2.03 bracket as he clocked a best lap of 2.02.779 on his penultimate lap.

Aprilia rider Danny Webb posted a best lap of 2.07.540 to claim the 11th best time, which was marginally quicker than fellow Briton Bradley Smith.

Smith, who was second at the last round in Misano, had to settle for 14th place as he clocked a best lap of 2.07.711.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt