After a four-week summer break, the Moto2 Championship battle kicks off once again this weekend, with Scott Redding determined to start the second half of the season with a strong showing at the Indianapolis Grand Prix.
Scott heads to the world famous Brickyard with a 23 point advantage over Pol Espargaro in the Moto2 Championship standings; a lead he is keen to extend this weekend at a track he counts as one of his favourites after securing his first intermediate class podium at Indianapolis three years ago.
“After a few weeks off I’m looking forward to getting back to work this weekend in Indianapolis,” declared Scott. “The summer break has been all about bikes – mountain bikes, motocross bikes and a few days at the Colin Edwards Bootcamp in Texas – but now it’s back to the Moto2 bike to get the second half of the season underway. I’m feeling fresh, relaxed and the track has been good to me in the past, so we’ll see how we go. We need to be back at the top of our game, like we were at the beginning of the year, and get the second half of the season off to a flying start with a good result this weekend in Indianapolis.”
With more than 250,000 seats in the grandstands the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the biggest permanent sporting arena in the world, but the circuit has been criticised in the past for the bumpy and patchy nature of the MotoGP track, which runs inside the world famous oval. The track underwent extensive resurfacing work almost three years ago, but the variation in tarmac means that grip remains unpredictable.
Source: Marc VDS Racing
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