Scott Redding is keen to get the second half of the 2015 MotoGP season underway as he heads to the United States for round ten of the championship at the world-renowned Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The Marc VDS rider has endured a difficult start to his first season aboard the factory Honda RC213V but, having spent time reflecting on his performance during the summer break, he heads to Indianapolis quietly confident of improving his results during the second half of the season.
The Indianapolis circuit remains one of Redding’s favourites, especially since the changes to the layout last season, with the 22-year-old Briton having twice finished on the podium there in the Moto2 class previously.
He said: “I really like the Indianapolis circuit, especially with the changes they’ve made to make it more flowing. It’s always been one of my favourites on the MotoGP calendar. The summer break has given us the opportunity to think about the first half of the season; it wasn’t the start we wanted, but at the Sachsenring we definitely made a step, so I hope in Indy we can start where we left off and continue to make improvements to the bike, my lap time and my consistency. I actually feel more confident now I’ve had some time away from the paddock, so I’m looking forward to the weekend ahead.”
Team boss Michael Bartholemy admitted Redding’s results had been disappointing. He said: “Looking back, the first half of the season didn’t pan out as we were expecting, but we need to focus on the positives and look for an improvement in the second half. The team has worked tirelessly to get Scott more comfortable on the Honda RC213V, while Scott himself has had to significantly adapt his riding style to get the best from the bike. What we’re missing now is the consistency; the ability to run every lap at a similarly fast pace while building towards a fast flying lap in qualifying. We saw a step forward with consistency in Germany and, If we can continue to improve in this area then I think we will see an improvement in the results over the second half of the season.”