Rain hits Scott Redding’s 2010 Moto2 debut

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Rain and a slow drying track at Catalunya restricted British rider Scott Redding to just 11 laps on his first Moto2 appearance of 2010 yesterday.

Making his debut for the Belgian-based Marc VDS Racing squad, the Gloucestershire rider had to wait until the final half-an-hour of the opening day before he could take to the track on the new Suter MMX machine.

Redding, who is the youngest rider in history to win a Grand Prix, completed an initial three-lap shakedown before adding a further eight laps before the track was closed.

Redding, who has previously tested the FTR and Kalex Moto2 bikes before clinching a deal with the Marc VDS squad, said: “The bike feels very different to the other Moto2 machines I've tested previously, but the overall feeling first time out was definitely good.

"The bike was a little lacking in feedback through the chassis, but there's a good chance that this was down to the conditions and it is something we will only be able to confirm if conditions improve.

"Even with the limited track time I can tell that the bike has some potential and I have every confidence that my new crew will find away to realise this potential before the season gets underway in Qatar."

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt