Red­ding’s night­mare con­tin­ues

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

Pra­mac Ducati rider Scott Red­ding suf­fered a dif­fi­cult three days at Phillip Is­land as he fought to over­come a num­ber of is­sues that have plagued him since he in­her­ited An­drea Ian­none’s GP16 ma­chine at the end of the 2016 sea­son.

Never get­ting into a rhythm as he fought chatter and grip is­sues, he was able to at least take some pos­i­tives from the test by mak­ing some progress on the fi­nal day.

“I’M happy and un­happy. To see where we were on the first day and where we came to makes me feel a bit bet­ter, but I ex­pected more at the end. But we’ve just had no grip, and have been strug­gling with get­ting on the gas. I just don’t feel com­fort­able.

“I felt a bit more like my­self on the last day and I set my best time, but when the tyres drop off I can’t go through turn one, turn three Ð it’s a night­mare. We man­aged to fix a cou­ple of things, and thatõs progress be­cause we were in a re­ally bad way.”

Red­ding has been way off the pace in pre-sea­son test­ing

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