MarcVDS Moto2 racer Scott Redding believes there is a small chance of him standing on the podium at this weekend's Valecnia MotoGP finale but only if he manages to get through all the setup work required on the 2012 Suter bike in free practice.
The Gloucestershire rider took charge of his MMXI-chassied bike in Malaysia and qualified it inside the top ten but the Spanish race is Redding's last chance to stand on the rostrum - something that has eluded him so far this year.
"It will be tough, but I think a podium is an outside possibility this weekend if everything goes well. We made a big step with the 2012 bike in Malaysia, but there's still a lot of work to be done on the set-up before it's completely right. Hopefully we'll have the chance to improve it further during practice and qualifying, ready for the final race of the season," said Redding.
"This weekend isn't just about the results though; it's also about paying tribute to Marco. He was one of the most exciting riders we've seen in recent years and I hope we can do him proud with an equally exciting Moto2 race this weekend."