MARC VDS RETURN TO TWO-WHEELED ACTION AT BRNO Scott Redding and Hector Faubel are both looking for a strong start to the second half of their 2010 championship campaigns, as this weekend's Czech Republic Grand Prix at the Autodrom Brno brings to...
MARC VDS RETURN TO TWO-WHEELED ACTION AT BRNO
Scott Redding and Hector Faubel are both looking for a strong start to the second half of their 2010 championship campaigns, as this weekend's Czech Republic Grand Prix at the Autodrom Brno brings to an end a three-week summer break for the Marc VDS Racing Team.
Redding looked all set for a top five finish last time out at Sachsenring, until a mechanical problem brought the British teenager's race to a premature end. The Marc VDS rider finished in the points in the 125 class on his last two visits to the Brno circuit, a feat he will be looking to repeat this weekend in the new four-stroke Moto2 category.
Faubel was the unfortunate victim of a first corner crash in Germany, but the 27-year-old Spaniard rejoined the race and eventually fought his way back to 25th position at the chequered flag. Brno is a circuit at which Faubel has enjoyed success in the past; the Marc VDS rider won the 125cc race back in 2007 on his way to second position in the championship. A repeat performance this weekend may be a little too optimistic, but Faubel is determined to kickstart his season with a strong result in the ninth round of the Moto2 World Championship at Brno.
The Autodrom Brno replaced the old 14km road circuit that in 1982 was deemed too dangerous for Grand Prix racing. The new track stands just 10km from the old and was opened in 1987. The circuit is located in a natural amphitheatre, making for fantastic viewing, with the 5.403km track changing in elevation as it winds its way through the forested hills just outside the city of Brno.
Both Redding and Faubel will use the latest revision of the Suter MMX chassis this weekend at Brno, where the increased stiffness of the new frame is predicted to offer significant advantages around the fast and flowing circuit.
Scott Redding #45:
"It's only been three weeks, but I feel like I've been off the bike forever and I can't wait to get back on track this weekend. I like the Brno circuit, but it is very physically demanding and there's no let up over a lap. We'll be running the new chassis this weekend. We tested it briefly at Aragon, but it will be interesting to see what advantages it offers at Brno. I'm looking forward to the weekend ahead and I hope we can start the second half of the season with a good result."
Hector Faubel #55:
"Brno is one of my favourite circuits and I had one of the best races of my life there a few years ago. I'm not happy with the results I've had so far this season and I need to race every one of the remaining rounds as if it was my last in a bid to improve my results. This is important for me, and it's also important for the team."
Michael Bartholemy: Team Manager
"We had two difficult races before the summer break, with Hector the innocent victim of two first corner crashes and Scott forced to retire with mechanical issues. This weekend we need good results from both riders, to get the second half of the season off to the best start possible. Both riders will switch to the latest version of the Suter chassis this weekend, as Brno is a circuit at which the latest version should offer some advantages in terms of turning and holding a line through the faster corners, of which there are many at Brno."
-source: marc vds