Offbeat "HAVE DETAILED" - Change to Cycling Attractive Scott Redding

16:18  14 october  2021
16:18  14 october  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

Scott Redding Staunt: A talent like Toprak Razgatlioglu has never existed

 Scott Redding Staunt: A talent like Toprak Razgatlioglu has never existed © Yamaha The vehicle control of Toprak Razgatlioglu is according to Scott Redding unique The success series of Superbike Record World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) could be six titles this year Go to end in a row. Two events are still off and current Rea is 24 points back. Yamaha Pilot Toprak Razgatlioglu currently performs the championship and at the weekend in Argentina has the chance to ensure preliminary decision.

Scott Redding quält sich leidenschaftlich gern auf dem Rennrad © Scott Redding Scott Redding is passionate about the road bike

Scott Redding developed a great passion for cycling in recent years. This year, the Briton was nearing every free minute on the road bike. Most recently, Redding ensured headlines when he drove to Portimao with the racing bike of Jerez ( to Story ).

Scott Redding © Scott Redding Scott Redding

Between the WSBK weekends redding took part in local cycling this year and brought victories and podium sites. We have talked exclusively with Redding on cycling and questioning which plans he has for the coming years.

Scott Redding © Motorsport Images Scott Redding

Redding does not make a secret that he looks at motorsport as a profession and cycling as a passion. In the meantime, there were considerations that the career in the Superbike World Cup gave up and make the next step towards professional in cycling.

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Scott Redding wants to start a separate road bike team

"I thought about it," says Redding in conversation with 'Motorsport-Total.com'. "I talked to my manager and he meant that I can do both. I can drive in the Superbike World Cup, that's my main source of income. Then I worked on my life. At the same time I can drive road bike when I return to the Bin home. "

"It's extremely difficult to create it to the Profilevel," Redding is aware. For the season 2022 he already has a vision: "I would like to do more in the coming years to go a step towards professionalism."

"I'm working to build a team for 2022. The team should consist of six drivers, one of them will be," he explains. "I would like to deny race on the European mainland in three or four years."

Even on the road bike, the size is not an advantage

redings size and weight are often a disadvantage in motorcycle sports. How is this talking on the road bike? "In cycling, it's a bit different than the motorcycles. You have strengthen and weaknesses. With a race with many alto meters, I have no chance," Redding beckons.

WSBK Argentina FT1: Razgatlioglu with show of force, Redding before Rea

 WSBK Argentina FT1: Razgatlioglu with show of force, Redding before Rea © Yamaha Toprak Razgatlioglu hesitated at first, but then sat down at the head Yamaha factory pilot Toprak Razgatlioglu is started with a pole position in the Argentine weekend. The Turk set the fastest time in FP1 and referred Ducati rider Scott Redding with over half a second ahead of number two. World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) was third ( to earnings ). Technical problems led to a delay. The session started with more than half an hour late.

"I cradle 80 kilograms. I have a lot of strength, but you will never defeat an extremely thin opponent in the mountains. But if you drive on normal courses, then I have the necessary strength to hold. All the steeper it gets, the more difficult Will it be for me. But most of the races in the United Kingdom have no particularly big climbs, "explains the former MotoGP pilot.

Basically, Redding is a fan of the mountains, even if it is the disadvantage due to its weight. "I love driving in the mountains. In winter I always train in the mountains. But with my 80 kilograms I have no chance against an opponent with 56 kilograms," says Ducati-Werkspilot.

Great respect before MotoGP Pilot Aleix Espargaro

Aleix Espargaro is another motorcycle professional, which coincides very intensively on the bike. What would happen when Redding meets the Spaniard? "He would definitely win the mountain stages. But even at a time trial, it is not a disadvantage of being a little bit smaller because you are aerodynamic," redding.

"I started with the time trial. Sure, I have strong legs, but also braked by the wind but also stronger," says Redding. "Aleix is ​​really strong. But I never drove with him."

"If I see his training and look at me, with whom he drives, then I realize that he is really strong. I would probably win a short race, in a longer race he would probably lie in front," says Redding.

REA makes psychologically printing on razguloglu: "He is also at the limit" .
© Motorsport Images 30 Points Leap Hat Toprak Razgatlioglu on Jonathan Rea also in Argentina did not work for Toprak Razgatlioglu, all three races on a weekend of the Superbike WM to win. The Yamaha driver won in Run 1 and in the superpole race, but in the second race he had to give himself scott redding (Ducati) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki). With this result, RazgAlioglu enlarged its score in Rea from 24 to 30.

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