MarcVDS Moto2 contender Scott Redding has raised his results expectations following a hard-fought fourth place last time out in Jerez and says he has proved he has the pace for a podium position.
The Gloucestershire youngster was involved in a battle for the lead on Sunday but rode with his head when it began to rain in Spain, taking a bagful of points instead of risking a trip into the gravel trap. He intends to go one better at Estoril this weekend.
"I head to Portugal this time off the back of a good result in Jerez, where I proved I had the pace to challenge at the front of the race, so I'm pretty confident going into this weekend. I know if everything goes our way in practice and qualifying at Estoril then I can challenge for the podium in the race. The Estoril circuit is quite technical with a lot of heavy braking areas and the forecast for this weekend is for rain, again. Hopefully it won't be like 2010 when it was so heavy they had to cancel qualifying," said Redding.