Redding finishes in sixth place at Indianapolis
Scott hit problems on the opening lap, running into the back of Julian Simon and the former 125cc World Champion braked early to avoid another rider in front of him. The 19-year-old Briton then hit a false neutral coming onto the main straight at the end of the opening lap and lost contact with the leading group as a result.
Scott continued to push hard, but was losing ground on the two straights on the Indianapolis circuit and having to take chances on the brakes into turn one. Once clear of the group battling for seventh place, Scott quickly closed onto the battle for fourth place, which was being waged by teammate Kallio and Lüthi. Unfortunately Scottran out of laps before he could mount a challenge on the Swiss rider and had to settle for sixth place at the chequered flag.
“I knew I had to go with the leading group of riders if I was to be in with a shot of the podium, but the opening lap put paid to that plan,” said Scott. “Firstly I hit the back of Simon into turn three when everyone braked early and then I missed a gear at the start of the main straight. I lost time in both incidents and by that time the leading trio had gone. I was involved in a big group for most of the race and, although I was faster, it was almost impossible to get past them. I was losing so much ground on the straight the only way to pass was to go underneath them from miles back into turn one. It was a bit risky, but it eventually worked. Once clear I managed to catch Lüthi and Mika, but ran out of laps before I could line them up for a pass. Other than missing out on the podium I’m pretty happy with my race, but I’ll be looking for more next weekend in Brno.”
Scott will be back in action in just five days time, in the Czech Republic Grand Prix, the 11th round of the Moto2 World Championship, at the Brno circuit.
Source: Marc VDS Racing