Stoner tips Red­ding for suc­cess

‘ The GP16’S got great torque, lots of power – it’s the com­plete pack­age’

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Work­ing not only as an ex­pert con­sul­tant with the fac­tory Du­cati squad in 2016 but also lend­ing his ex­pe­ri­ence to the satel­lite squads, Stoner has been work­ing closely with Bri­tish rider Scott Red­ding dur­ing win­ter test­ing.

And, with first hand ex­pe­ri­ence of the Pra­mac racer, the dou­ble world cham­pion says he’s been im­pressed with him and his will­ing­ness to learn.

“Both Scott and Danilo [Petrucci] are re­ally re­ceiv­ing of ad­vice, which is what makes you a bet­ter rider. Scott has been do­ing a great job, but I think he lost a bit of con­fi­dence at Qatar af­ter the crashes.

“In general, the whole pre­sea­son he’s been get­ting stronger and look­ing more and more com­pet­i­tive. The first race in Qatar was, I’m sure, dis­ap­point­ing for him, but he’s show­ing he can push to­wards the front and I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing what he can do.”

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