Scott Redding ready to tackle the Dutch TT

Stroud News and Journal: Scott Redding                                                             Pic: Bonnie Lane Scott Redding Pic: Bonnie Lane

SCOTT Redding heads to Assen for the Dutch TT, traditionally held on the last Saturday in June on the only track to have featured on the Grand Prix calendar every year since the motorcycle World Championship started back in 1949.

Redding was second in the Moto2 race at Assen last season, but the track will look very different from behind the screen of his Honda RCV1000R MotoGP machine this year.

Redding said: “I like the Assen TT Circuit, but I also like the Netherlands, as there is always a really good atmosphere there.

"The changeable weather always plays it’s part at Assen, so we need to keep a close eye on it.

"Other than that, I’m looking forward to the weekend ahead. This circuit is quite narrow on a Moto2 bike and it will feel even narrower on the MotoGP bike, so it will take some getting used to.

"While the first sector will suit the characteristics of the RCV1000R, the second and third sectors, with the straights, will be difficult.

"We managed to find some more rear traction during the post race test in Barcelona and it will be interesting to see if this is an advantage here at Assen, where you need as much traction as possible through the long corners that are such a feature of this circuit."

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