Scott Redding took his first laps on board the Honda RCV1000R for the GO&FUN Honda Gresini Team today. The young English rider made 34 laps of the Valencia circuit and mainly dedicated his time to picking up confidence with the new machine after having stepped up from the distinctly different Moto2 class. Straight away a good relationship has been struck between the team’s technicians and HRC to create a solid foundation on which they intend to build further tomorrow.
Scott Redding (11th 1’ 34” 195) “It was an important day for me and I am delighted to have made my debut on the RCV1000R for GO&FUN Honda Gresini. Comparing the Moto2 to the RCV1000R is easy; they are completely different! It’s another story altogether, so because of that I was trying to pick up confidence slowly but surely. It was also good to begin work with the team, who have been very professional. I’d say overall it was a positive experience. It’s a shame my physical condition isn’t perfect yet, but working methodically and without pushing too much I can do it. Tomorrow I will try to improve my ‘relationship’ with this powerful new bike, as well as getting used to working closely with the new group.”
Fausto Gresini “It was a special day today, as often happens when there is a new rider in the garage and a bike as captivating as the RCV1000R. The first contact was positive though, and Scott has faced up to this new experience in a calm and methodical manner. He wants to understand the bike and pick up enough confidence before going in search of fast lap times. Besides, his physical condition is still not right and the problems he has in his left forearm mean that he has to be a bit more cautious with this debut.”Published on : Nov 10 2013