British rider Scott Redding is hoping to continue his dazzling pre-season form this week when the Moto2 testing campaign resumes in Valencia.
The Marc VDS Racing rider topped the timesheets in Jerez at the end of November after an impressive switch from the Suter to Kalex chassis.
And he is hoping for another positive performance over the three-day test in Valencia, which kicks off tomorrow (Wednesday).
Redding told MCN: “I’m really looking forward to being back on the bike this week and carrying on the form I had in Jerez before Christmas. Hopefully we are going to get a good test because the weather forecast doesn’t seem too bad, which is pretty positive because it can be pretty cold there at this time of the year.
"I’ll just be looking to get as comfortable on the bike as quickly as I can so we can start some serious testing and setting some high standards for ourselves. Last year in winter testing we thought we’d nailed it with the set-up of the bike and then when it came to racing we got a shock and realised we were still having to fix problems.
"The focus this year is going to be making sure we have ironed out as many potential problems as we can before the first race in Qatar and I’m confident we can do that.
"The Kalex chassis works really well and I feel I can push more to my limit than what I could with what we were using in 2011. It takes a bit of time to click with it but once you get into a rhythm with it, it is absolutely amazing.
"I’m feeling positive going into this test after what happened in Jerez and I’m confident we can be at the sharp end on the timesheets.”