Britain’s Scott Redding celebrated his tenth place and ending the season as top Production Honda at yesterday’s Valencia MotoGP with a massive stand-up wheelie and actually managed to scrape his helmet on the tarmac through turn 11.
The Gloucestershire youngster, who will roll down pitlane at 11am today on a works RC213V, has been achieving incredible lean angle all weekend and then decided to see if he could touch down his Shark lid at the end of the race.
“I managed to touch my head down today, just joking about, in turn 11 with a lot of lean angle. I dropped my head the other day and thought I was going to have to touch it. I just enjoyed myself all weekend,” said Redding, speaking at Valencia.
Smith also got into a good scrap with former 125GP arch-rival Bradley Smith and he will race the Oxfordshire man on equal terms next year as they are both on satellite Factory-rules machinery.
“Every time I passed Bradley I felt hatred,” joked Redding, “as he passed me back so aggressively and didn’t even hold the line, so I went back past him and he came back underneath me and after that, I don’t know if he was struggling, but it was nice to have a battle with Bradley again and to come out on top for once, I just took advantage of the weather conditions.”