Scott Redding qualified 15th at Motegi today, just a week after fracturing the radius in his left arm.
Scott was passed fit to ride by circuit medical staff on Thursday afternoon, but his return to the track was delayed until today’s qualifying session by the weather conditions that have proved so disruptive to proceedings at Motegi.
The 20-year-old Briton was fast in the wet, jumping up to second on the timesheet behind his Marc VDS teammate, but erred on the side of caution when the drying track started to make grip more unpredictable. Scott is confident that his injury will cause no issues in the race tomorrow, regardless of whether conditions are wet or dry.
Scott Redding #45 // 15th // 2’02.985 // @Reddingpower
“The wrist was a little painful, but it was more awkward to try and change the weight a little bit. I felt good in the rain, comfortable and fast, but as the track started to dry it got a bit greasy. It meant the chance of a crash increased and that’s the last thing I need my first time back on the bike after the crash, so I was a bit more cautious. Finishing P15 was good enough for me today and now I’m looking forward to the race tomorrow. If it’s dry, as the forecast says, then I need to score points. Top ten is the goal, but I think it’s possible to finish a little higher than that. We will see.”
Source: Marc VDS Racing
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