Scott Redding: I’m semi-pleased, obviously I want a lot more

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Scott Redding: I’m semi-pleased, obviously I want a lot more
Scott Redding: I’m semi-pleased, obviously I want a lot more (Provided by Sport World News)

Scott Redding is not quite satisfied with his team (BMW) and the progress they have made. He expected much more from this season. “The progression until the mid-season was kind of how I expected, getting closer and closer to the front and getting on the podium,” Redding said, as quoted by “I expected to stay there more, but as we got to hotter tracks with longer corners, our biggest problem was exaggerated and we struggled quite a lot.

But in Indonesia I had a couple of good races, and considering the conditions here I can go home reasonably happy with the situation. I’m semi-pleased, obviously I want a lot more, but it was ok. It would be nice if we can make some steps for next year because I want to challenge for more podiums and try and win races again”.

Redding also commented on the Phillip Island race. There was a lot of excitement. “I got off to a flying start, which is something I’ve been working on this year, and this weekend I found something that helped me, which was quite good,” he said.

"I tipped into Turn 1, I thought, ‘it’s the last race of the year, just give it everything you’ve got’. I was running up at the front for a bit, felt pretty good, I challenged for the lead a few times.

Then the tyre wear became an issue and I started dropping back, which was a shame. I just had to try and survive and keep the laptime”.

Cal Crutchlow on Yamaha

Yamaha test rider Cal Crutchlow is surprised by the efforts of the Yamaha team, who want to be much better next season.

"Yamaha, no, I've never seen them work as hard," Crutchlow said. "And they are working hard. Even last year, they were working hard with the testing. But Honda, I used to race and do the test and used to do 100 laps a day. But from a standpoint of Yamaha, they've really upped their game with it, you know, and it's great to see because I spoke to Fabio on the two days on my test [at Jerez before the Valencia GP] and told him what we're trying.

And he said, 'at least they're bringing something whether it works or not' And it's true, at least they are fired up to try things. Whether they work or not, that doesn't matter. I've got to evaluate whether it does or not, but they're working very, very hard and that's always positive."