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Scott Redding pleased with French finish

By The Citizen  |  Posted: May 19, 2014

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Quedgeley's Scott Redding finished his fifth MotoGP race as top Production Honda rider, crossing the line in 12th position at the French Grand Prix.

Despite crashing on Friday, the MotoGP rookie was able to set-up his Go&Fun Gresini Honda Production bike with a pace that the 21 year old felt comfortable with.

Qualifying in 16th position on the front of the sixth row, Redding got a solid start and was up into 13th by the second lap.

Redding was pleased with the progress he is continuing to make, and has been able to fight with fellow Honda Production racers.

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He said: “Overall I’m pretty pleased with the result.

"On Friday I was struggling with the bike and the crash when I lost the front knocked my confidence a little.

"But the team and our suspension guys worked hard to improve the bike and, in FP4 on Saturday, the feeling was much better.

"This gave me the confidence in the front end I’d been missing and I was able to push harder as a result.

"My aim was to finish in the points and as the first Honda RCV1000R home and we achieved that, so I’m pretty happy.

"We started on a low on Friday but we ended on a high and you can’t ask for much more than that.”

MotoGP resumes in two weeks time at the legendary Italian circuit of Mugello, where Redding will hope to improve on his championship position of 14th.

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