ATLANTIC CROSSING FOR MARC VDS RACING TEAM The Marc VDS Racing Team are heading over the Atlantic to the United States, for this weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Brickyard, home of the world famous Indy 500 car race. The Moto2 Grand...
ATLANTIC CROSSING FOR MARC VDS RACING TEAM
The Marc VDS Racing Team are heading over the Atlantic to the United States, for this weekend's Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Brickyard, home of the world famous Indy 500 car race.
The Moto2 Grand Prix will be run on the infield circuit, which uses the main Indianapolis start finish straight before veering off just before turn one and running inside the banked oval.
Hector Faubel heads for Indianapolis determined to build on his points scoring finish in Brno two weeks ago. The 27-year-old Spanish rider struggled initially to get on terms with his Suter MMX machine, but made a big step forward with set-up in Brno, which should stand him in good stead this weekend in America.
Scott Redding put in his best qualifying performance to date last time out in Brno and was battling with the race leaders before a collision dropped him down the order. The British teenager completed two days of testing at the Dijon circuit immediately after Brno and heads for America confident he can, once again, run in the top ten in the race.
Hector Faubel #55:
"We made some big steps forward in Brno and my feeling with the bike improved, as did my confidence after the result there. The first job this weekend is to secure a good position on the grid during qualifying. If I can do that then there's no reason why I shouldn't be aiming for a top ten finish in the race on Sunday. I'm looking forward to this race and I'm really motivated to push for a good result in America."
Scott Redding #45:
"Brno showed that we can qualify in the top ten and we're more than capable of running at the front of a race. The result wasn't exactly what we were looking for, because of the collision with Fonsi Nieto, but the fact that I was up there and battling with the leading group was a big confidence boost for me. Since Brno we've done a couple of days testing at Dijon, which was also very positive. We head for Indianapolis knowing we have a competitive bike and I'm confident we can run top ten there once again. A lot of riders don't like the Indianapolis track and, while I wouldn't say it's one of my favourites, I do enjoy racing there. I'm looking forward to the weekend ahead and I hope we can leave Indy with a good result, both for me and for the team."
Michael Bartholemy: Team Manager
"I have only been to Indianapolis once before, when Hurricane Ike seriously curtailed the race programme, so it's not a track I know well. Hector put in a solid performance in Brno, after working hard on the set-up of his bike, and I expect him to improve further this weekend in Indianapolis. I know he's aiming for a top ten finish and there's no reason why he shouldn't achieve this. After his best qualifying and a good fight with the leaders in the early stages of the Brno race I know Scott's confidence in both himself and the bike have improved. He is also looking for a top ten finish this weekend, but top six could well be a possibility if Scott qualifies well again."
-source: marc vds