Moto2 star Scott Redding had a disappointing weekend; crashing out of the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring circuit, writes Alannah Fellows.
The Quedgeley rider struggled in the mixed weather conditions all weekend, and 13th fastest was the best the 19 year old could do in free practise. He couldn’t find a set up he was confident with on his Marc VDS machine for the wet qualifying session, which meant he qualified in 26th.
Race day brought sunny skies and a confident Redding worked his way up to 20th position, but a collision with Spaniard Toni Elias in turn three ended his race.
Redding said: "It was never going to be easy starting from the ninth row of the grid today, I had a plan for the opening lap, to pick up as many places as I could, and it worked perfectly in turns one and two.
"Unfortunately it didn't work quite as well in turn three, where I just clipped Toni Elias after he stood the bike up in the corner. It was enough to put me in the gravel trap with the bike too damaged to continue. "It's not been a good weekend for us at all, but we need to put it behind us now and move on to the next race, which is just seven days away at Mugello."
Spaniard and championship leader Marc Marquez went on to win the race.
Scott keeps hold of fifth in the championship standings before the halfway point of the season next week at the Italian GP of Mugello.