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Reviews BMW in Aragon only fifth force: Why Scott Redding Run 2 had to cancel

12:55  12 april  2022
12:55  12 april  2022 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Scott Redding war mit der 2022er-BMW alles andere als zufrieden © Motorsport Images Scott Redding was with the 2022 BMW everything but satisfied

from the beginning of the new WSBK season wanted BMW new entry with the M1000RR Stretching trolls. At the kick-off in Aragon, the Brit was miles away. Already at the test days on Monday and Tuesday, it indicated that Redding has a difficult weekend before him. For the Vice World Champion of 2020 and the World Cup third of 2021 it was even worse than feared.

Scott Redding © Motorsport Images Scott Redding

A 15th place in the first race is the only presentable result. Redding leaves Aragon with only one World Cup counter after emerging in the sprinklets as a twelftry empty and in the run two his motorcycle prematurely at the box.

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Marc Bongers © BMW Motorrad Marc Bongers

"This weekend did not run as I expected. Especially since we tested two days on Monday and Tuesday," commented Redding. "Then the race weekend came, and our lap times became worse. It was hard for me to accept that."

is the 2021 bike better than the 2022 version?

"We have worked very hard and tried to solve our problem. But we did not really find something to help us all the weekend, which would have helped us. It was hard," the highly traded Briton with MotoGP past admits.

"We have to understand why it was different, and also why there are more difficulties than with last year's bike," says Redding. "There were a few changes to the engine and bike. We have to understand why that happens, because the potential is bigger."

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What caused the failure in run two? "In the last race of the weekend, I just had no grip, the brakes did not work as well and the engine has overheated," he calls the default reason. "That's the way it is. Much more there is not to say. We have to work, understand and report more. Because we did not deserve to be in this position."

sober balance of BMW Motorcycle Sport Director Marc Bongers

Also BMW Motorcycle Sport Director Marc Bongers had just excluded for Aragon. "According to the tests, which looked clearly positive in other terms, the kick-off weekend is disappointing for us," Bongers accounted for.

"But there were different individual highlights. These include the strong performance of Ilya Mikhalchik on Saturday and the seventh place for Loris Baz and the Bonovo team in races two", Bongers tries to see the positive aspects.

"On the other hand, we see that we have a lot of work in front of us, especially at Scott, but also at Eugene (Laverty). We now have to work intensively to understand what the causes are, and set up a plan , as we solve this and find the connection forward, "explains Bongers and looks at the second event in one and a half weeks:" We hope that we are better positioned in Assen. "

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