Tomorrow’s race start will also be Scott’s 100th Grand Prix appearance since making his World Championship debut in 2008.
Losail, Qatar – Scott Redding will make his MotoGP race debut from the sixth row of the grid in Qatar tomorrow, after qualifying in 16th position this evening.
Scott declared himself satisfied with today’s qualifying performance, especially as he had to contend with a misfiring RCV1000R throughout the 15-minute session after a stone smashed the front wheel speed sensor on the bike.
Scott Redding (16th - 1’56.555): “I’m pretty satisfied with the improvements we’ve made today but, unfortunately, I had a problem with the bike during qualifying. As soon as I took to the track I felt there was something wrong with the bike. The engine kept cutting out continuously and I had no option but to return to the pits. I jumped on the second bike with little time remaining and just about managed to put in a flying lap. The second bike actually felt a bit better, so we’ll use it in warm up tomorrow, when we will also make a decision about which tyre to use for the race. I would be happy if I could finish in the points tomorrow.”