Scott Redding eyes first Moto2 win

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British rider Scott Redding has set his sights on a first win in the fiercely competitive Moto2 class after he claimed a season best second at Phillip Island yesterday.

The Marc VDS Racing rider put on a superb display in Australia, the 17-year-old leading Alex de Angelis and Andrea Iannone for the opening 13-laps.

Redding harassed experienced Italian de Angelis right until the closing stages when he lost touch and settled for second, his fantastic performance adding to his third place in Indianapolis in late August.

The Gloucestershire rider said: “What a fantastic race; I really enjoyed that! I was so pumped that I can't really remember what happened in the race and I was stood on the podium thinking 'what's going on here then'.

"I got a good start and managed to pull out a bit of a gap at the front, but halfway through I lost the front at turn nine and de Angelis came past me.

"I could match his pace, but when I started looking for a way back past him he put in two very fast laps to pull away for the win. I'm happy with second place; it was a good battle with de Angelis and Iannone and I learned a lot from both of them today.

"The team, as always, did a great job with the bike; we're coming stronger and stronger every week and I'm confident that our first win will come very soon."

For a full report on Redding’s brilliant Australian rostrum, see Wednesday’s issue of MCN (October 20).

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt