QUEDGELEY'S Scott Redding brought his Honda RCV1000R home in 14th place, after struggling with a lack of front grip at Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina.
The 21-year-old Briton had high expectations for today’s race, after a strong qualifying performance yesterday, but had to ride for the points after struggling for front grip from the start, especially under braking.
Scott will return to action in just five day’s time, during free practice for the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez.
He said: “It was a difficult race today. I started to struggle a little with front grip during morning warm up, but the problem was worse in the race.
"It made braking into the turns difficult and I was running wide a lot, which meant overtaking was impossible.
"This issue basically spoiled the whole race for me, as I lost around half a second from my pace in warm up, so I’m obviously disappointed.
"I wasn't feeling great either. I started to come down with cold symptoms last night and, today, the energy levels were definitely down. It’s annoying, because we thought we had a good chance in the race.”