Scott Redding ready for Aragon
Scott Redding has insisted being in the right frame of mind to return to Moto2 action at the spectacular Motorland Aragon track in Spain this weekend.
The 17-year-old British rider was involved in a sickening three-rider incident in Misano earlier this month that left rising Japanese star Shoya Tomizawa fatally injured with massive head, chest and abdominal trauma.
Redding and Italian rider Alex de Angelis both struck Tomizawa after the 19-year-old lost control while the trio were fighting in the leading group on lap 12 of the Misano Moto2 race.
In an exclusive interview with MCN, Redding revealed he has watched the Misano race on TV and he said: “Now I understand there was nothing I could do. I’m gutted about what happened to Shoya.
"When I watched the crash and saw what happened to me, I was thinking how lucky I was.”
Redding completed a one-day test on Marc VDS Racing Suter MMX machine at the Valencia circuit on Monday and he added: “I feel in the right frame of mind to comeback.”
The youngest rider in history ever to win a Grand Prix, Redding suffered no adverse reaction to a nasty gash in his back during the Valencia test.
He’d needed 12 stitches in his lower back after the high-speed Misano tumble.
For the full story, see today’s MCN (September 15).