MARC VDS FIRED UP FOR SEASON FINALE Valencia once again hosts Grand Prix racing's season finale and, after two points scoring finishes at a rain soaked Estoril one week ago, both Marc VDS riders head to Spain determined to end their season on a...
MARC VDS FIRED UP FOR SEASON FINALE
Valencia once again hosts Grand Prix racing's season finale and, after two points scoring finishes at a rain soaked Estoril one week ago, both Marc VDS riders head to Spain determined to end their season on a high with a strong showing in the final race of the year.
Having finished third in Indianapolis and second in Australia, Scott Redding is keen to finally stand on the top step of the Moto2 podium this weekend in Valencia. The 17-year-old British rider fought his way through the field from 24th on the grid to finish fourth in Estoril and, as a result, heads into the final round full of confidence.
Redding will make his 50th Grand Prix start this weekend at the Grand Prix of Valencia. The Marc VDS rider will become the youngest ever rider to reach the milestone of 50 Grand Prix starts, taking the record from new MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo.
The Valencia race is possibly the most important of the season for Hector Faubel, as he lives less than 20km from the Ricardo Tormo circuit and can count on massive support from family, friends and the people from his home town of Lliria, a large number of whom will make the short journey to the circuit to cheer him on this weekend.
The 27-year-old Marc VDS rider has had a difficult, and at times unlucky, first season in Moto2 but, after a points scoring finish last time out in Estoril, is determined to break into the top five this weekend, at a track on which he has won twice previously in the 125cc class.
Scott Redding #45:
"Obviously we're looking for a win this weekend, but it's going to be even harder than usual with every single rider on the grid aiming to end their season with a good result and not afraid to take more risks than normal to get it. My recent results mean I'm confident of securing a good result going into this weekend. We'll be pushing hard for that first win, as always, but I'll be happy enough if we make it onto the podium on Sunday."
Hector Faubel #55:
"This weekend is a very special one for me, as Valencia really is my home circuit. I live not so far from the track and a lot of people from the surrounding area will be there to support me this weekend, along with my family and friends. My confidence is good after Estoril and Valencia is a track on which I've had some success in the past. I think it will be difficult to take my third win at the circuit this weekend, but top five is a realistic target and even the podium isn't out of reach if all goes well."
Michael Bartholemy: Team Manager
"Scott and Hector both showed strongly in Portugal, overcoming the handicap of starting from the sixth row of the grid to finish inside the points. Scott showed real determination, riding through the field to fourth place and only missing out on a podium by the narrowest of margins. That same determination will be in evidence once again this weekend; he'll be aiming for a podium finish, but that first win in Moto2 is well within his capabilities. Hector will have a lot of support this weekend at his home race, so I'm expecting something special from him. He knows the track, he's won here twice before and he's aiming to sign off the season with his best result to date. We're also looking forward to welcoming our President, Marc van der Straten, to Valencia. His support is the reason we are here this season and I hope we can reward him with two strong performances in the final race of 2010."
-source: marc vds