SCOTT Redding returns to Le Mans, the track at which he took his maiden victory in the Moto2 class just 12 months ago.
Scott, who has collected championship points in three of the four races so far in his rookie season, is determined to re-establish himself as the fastest of the Honda RCV1000R riders this weekend in France.
The 21-year-old Quedgeley-based race ace was left frustrated after grip issues in the race at Jerez, although his confidence was boosted by a successful one-day test at the circuit following the Spanish Grand Prix.
However, the experience of racing at Jerez, which is narrower and tighter than the four tracks he’s tested or raced on previously this year, will stand him in good stead at the stop start Le Mans circuit this weekend.
He said: “Le Mans was where I won my first Moto2 race last year, so I’m happy to return to the Bugatti circuit. My only real concern is the weather; Le Mans is notorious for bad weather, which makes for difficult track conditions.
"It will be interesting if it does rain, as I’ve never ridden a MotoGP bike in the wet before. I'd prefer it dry, to be honest, as I think the track will suit the characteristics of our bike, as long as we can find a bit more grip than we had in Jerez.
"Le Mans is narrow and tight, so it will take some time to adjust both the electronics on the bike and my riding style to suit, but I think we learned a lot that will help us with this during the Jerez race and the one day test afterwards.”