“Pretty good first day” for Redding in Italy
Scott Redding made a solid start on the opening day of practice ahead of Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, finishing seventh fastest on combined times at the end of the two free practice sessions.
Scott struggled with stability issues during this morning’s opening free practice session at the ultra-fast and technical Mugello circuit, but changes to the set-up of his Kalex Moto2 machine brought significant improvements in the afternoon practice. The 19-year-old Briton spent the 45-minute session inside the top ten, snatching seventh position on the timesheet with his final flying lap.
Scott will continue to refine the set-up of his Kalex Moto2 machine during tomorrow’s final free practice session, before turning his attentions to securing a position on the front two rows of the grid in qualifying.
Scott Redding: “Overall it’s been a pretty good first day for us here at Mugello,” said Scott. “I struggled a bit with the bike set-up this morning, but we made some changes for this afternoon that made the bike a lot more stable and my times came down as a result. Tomorrow in the final free practice session we will be looking for a better gearing option, as we’re still losing a little under acceleration out of the turns. We’ll try a couple of things we think will give us a good balance here at Mugello, which is fast but also quite technical. The aim, as always, is to have everything sorted ahead of qualifying tomorrow afternoon.”
Source: Marc VDS Racing Press Releas