Redding: "There was nothing I could really do"
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Although he had a great start to the season, Scott Redding failed to maintain such form. He thinks that they lacked speed during the weekend, and that this weekend is not the best for them “It was a hard weekend from the beginning," said Redding, as quoted by motorsport "We got off on a difficult foot, and never really improved, honestly.
Just been fourth position every race. Sunday was the same. “We improved the feeling of the bike from Saturday but we didn’t improve the pace that much. There was nothing I could really do. “I thought maybe I could battle a bit with Jonathan [Rea] today [Sunday].
Especially after the Superpole race, I closed the gap a bit, but in Race 2.. I had more pace in the beginning to stay with the front guys but then I had no grip with the front tyre and I just had to bring it home. “It was a hard weekend for me, not in a comfortable position to push and fight for the front”.
His rivals, Rea and Razgatlioglu unfortunately for him had a great race, but also his teammate Rinaldi was better than him in every race “It was a triple whammy for me. My teammate was super-fast all weekend and you always wanna beat your teammate, but for the championship he’s not a big threat at the moment.
“But then Toprak was always in front of me and so was Jonathan, and they are in front of me in the championship. I just had to try and stay calm, try not to override and lose more points… it was just tough. “There were no real good points.
Qualifying was just saved by the qualifying tyre, warm-up, nothing special. They were the highlights but even then it was not great”. He is aware that it will not be easy to reach the top. However, he does not want to give up, so he will try to achieve his goal "Toprak had some good pace this weekend,” Redding said of the title battle.
"There’s 20 points between [he and Rea], I’m a bit further back. It would be nice to have a three-way battle and three different manufacturers. “Hopefully I can come out on top, but at the moment it’s difficult, I’m not gonna lie.
But we will work day and night to improve our situation because we have the capability to win races”.