MOTORSPORT: Scott Redding adds to his points tally at Le Mans

Scott Redding   Pic: Bonnie Lane

Scott Redding Pic: Bonnie Lane

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QUEDGELEY'S Scott Redding picked up more championship points in Le Mans today, after fighting his way through from 16th on the grid to finish the French Grand Prix in 12th place.

Scott also achieved his aim of being the first production Honda home in today’s race, which was run over 28 laps of the renowned Bugatti Circuit in almost perfect conditions.

The result means that the 21-year-old Briton has closed to within five points of former MotoGP World Champion, and fellow Honda RCV1000R rider, Nicky Hayden, in the championship standings.

Redding said: “Overall I’m pretty pleased with the result today. 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 today, and we achieved that, so I’m pretty happy.

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

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