F1, Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar, MotoGP, ALMS, And More!

Aug 30, 2014 - 03:33 PM
Top News!
Rumors Edition!
Upcoming Racing! (Updated)

Top Stories
· 2014 British GP: MotoGP Qualifying Results - Marvellous Marquez Takes Tenth Pole (Aug 30, 2014)
· 2014 Fontana: IndyCar Starting Line-up & Race Preview (Aug 30, 2014)
· 2014 Atlanta: NASCAR Sprint Cup Qualifying Results - Harvick, Chevrolet On Pole! (Aug 29, 2014)
· 2014 Fontana: IndyCar Qualifying Results - Castroneves, Chevrolet on Pole! (Aug 29, 2014)
· 2014 Atlanta: NASCAR Nationwide Final Practice Results - Kenseth, Toyota Fastest! (Aug 29, 2014)

Previous Top Stories!

Hot Rumors!
· F1: Van der Garde secures 2015 Sauber race seat ? (Aug 26, 2014)
· F1: Rumours tip Lotterer for Caterham race debut ? (Aug 19, 2014)
· F1: Toro Rosso next team set for 'nose news' ? (Aug 19, 2014)
· F1: Gutierrez in talks with 'other teams' for 2015 ? (Aug 18, 2014)
· F1: Verstappen To Get 2015 Toro Rosso seat ? (Aug 14, 2014)
More Rumors!

Fourth Row Start For Team GO&Fun Honda Gresini Riders At Silverstone
Posted by: newsla on Aug 30, 2014 - 03:30 PM
Fourth Row Start For Team GO&Fun Honda Gresini Riders At Silverstone

Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini riders will start tomorrow’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone from the fourth row of the grid: Scott Redding got the 11th fastest time in 2’02”116, while his teammate Alvaro Bautista will line up his bike immediately behind in twelfth place, with a time of 2’03”618.


Bookmark and Share
With the Union Jack painted on his leathers and on his Honda RCV1000R, in front of his home crowd Scott Redding equaled his best qualifying result of the season (it was already eleventh in Indianapolis) with a very good lap, set in the early stages of the decisive Qualifying 2 session, to which he had access thanks to the fastest time he had signed previously in Qualifying 1.

Alvaro Bautista took the second fastest time in Qualifying 1 with 2’02”699 and after that, again slowed down by rear grip issues, he failed to improve his performance in the following Q2.

ALVARO BAUTISTA (12th - 2'03"618)
“Our problems are always the same: we struggle with lack of rear grip and when the track conditions are coming better, the other riders improves their lap times a lot, and we are not able to do so, like it happened in all the last few races. During Free Practice 4 we tried something to improve the rear grip and we found something good, but at the same time we lost some in corner entry. In Qualifying 1 I set a lap time which allowed me to get into the Q2, then we decided to put a hard front tyre, but it didn’t work well with low temperatures, therefore I was not able to improve my lap time in Q2. Speaking about the race, I can be consistent, but not as fast as I would like, so tomorrow we just need to make a good start and keep our rhythm to try to finish the race in the best possible position”.

SCOTT REDDING (11th - 2'02"116)
“I had a lot of pressure going into Qualifying 2 because I had only one soft tyre, so I decided to go out on track with the other riders and this worked perfectly, because in Q2 I’ve been 0.5 seconds quicker than the lap time I set in Qualifying 1, which is a big step! It was a really good lap, even though not perfect; I also used a little bit of slipstream from the other guys, which helped me a little bit. I’m over the moon, it’s fantastic to be in Q2 and in front of my teammate here in my home Grand Prix. However, it’s going to be difficult tomorrow: doing one or two fast laps with the soft tyre is one thing, but to be consistently fast like this is hard for me. Anyway I think that we can me a little bit closer to the Factory bikes than normal, even if I didn’t expect it in this circuit, so tomorrow I will try to fight a lot in the early stages of the race, in order to try to stay with them. My home crowd is giving me a lot of motivation and I will do my best out there tomorrow”.

“In the early stages of the Qualifying 2 Redding made the most of the only softer tyre available, making a truly extraordinary lap time considering the technical package at his disposal. On this track and in front of his home crowd Scott is giving the best and I'm really happy for him. I’m sorry for Bautista, who once again is struggling with rear grip issues: we still can’t give to Alvaro what he needs to ride at his maximum, unfortunately we haven’t found yet a way that can lead us to fix these problems”.

PaddockTalk Perspective

Also in MotoGP:

Related links
· Top PaddockTalk News!
· MotoGP Edition
· More about MotoGP

Home :: _ 

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest (c) 2003-2014 by PaddockTalk.com.
Contact E-mail: admin@paddocktalk.com