Aprilia’s Scott Redding has spoken about his controversial comments said after the Austria GP, where the British rider slated his team and bike.
The former Pramac Ducati rider had some controversial words to say about his bike after another poor result in Spielberg but told Journalists today at the British GP that his words were misinterpreted, but were not untrue.
“All the things I said. It’s not what I really said that I regret but how I said them. People misunderstood really what I was saying and how I was saying the things.
I’m a street guy, I didn’t go to the f*cking private school, you never see me wearing a f*cking shirt, I cannot spell, that’s me, I’m just a street guy so when I’m gonna say it I’ll say it as I say it, but when I say it emotionally, I say things a lot stronger.
Like to me, it’s normal, I’m must putting my point across, but when I then read it in the media even I was like ‘Woah, that’s a bit strong’.
Despite losing his ride and his MotoGP spot next season, the Briton was upbeat after the recent test in Misano, where his team finally found some improvements with the engine.
The test was good. I finally got the engine that I wanted, that we’ve been working for and it was a good step. I had that same feeling I had when I was testing it but now I could make runs with it and it felt really good.
It changed the bike completely. I had the same setting as Spielberg, which I hated the bike that weekend. We changed the engine and it was a completely different bike.
The Briton has had a tough start since moving to the Gresini team, and will be without a ride in the Premier Class next season. Options exist elsewhere for Redding, with British Superbikes, World Superbikes, Moto2 and MotoAmerica all options for the former Moto2 front runner.