Just hours after wrapping up a successful weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Scott Redding was on his way back across the Atlantic, bound for the Czech Republic and the Automotodrom Brno, venue for this weekend’s tenth round of the Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships.
Scott arrives at Brno having gone more than one win clear at the top of the Moto2 World Championship standings, which he now leads by 26 points after a hard fought third place finish last time out in Indianapolis. The 20-year-old Briton heads to the Czech Republic on a wave of confidence looking to extend his championship lead even further this weekend.
“I had time for dinner, some sleep and a trip to the gym then it was back on a plane for the Czech Republic and Brno, for the second of three races on three consecutive weekends,” said Scott. “I quite like the Brno circuit and I was fast there last year, but made a mistake in the race and crashed out at turn two. I had a good weekend in Indianapolis and we need to keep the same rhythm, keep trying to improve and bring home the points. In the last two races there have been some tyre issues for a lot of the riders, which cost me positions and points, so hopefully we won’t have a repeat this weekend at Brno.”
Located 200 kilometres southeast of the Czech capitol, Prague, the current Brno circuit was constructed in 1987. Before that, Grand Prix races were held on a public roads circuit, with literally hundreds of thousands of Czech motorcycle racing fans turning out to watch from the roadside.
While the crowd for this weekend is likely to somewhat smaller, the enthusiasm of the present day Czech race fans can be relied upon to easily match that of their predecessors from the 1970s.
Source: Marc VDS Racing
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