This weekend SHARK-riders travelled to Mugello, Italy for the fifth round of the Moto2 and MotoGP championships.
Scott Redding stormed to victory winning the Moto2 race; his second consecutive win this season. Starting from pole position the young-Brit led most of the 21-lap race. Redding’s successive victories at Le Mans and Mugello are the first time a British rider has had back-to-back wins in the intermediate class since Rod Gould in 1971. He is now also the youngest British rider to take back-to-back Grand Prix wins, a record that was previously held by the late Barry Sheene. Redding’s win at the weekend has now extended his lead in the championship standings by 43 points.
The next round of the championship will take place 14-16 June at Catalunya.
What a weekend! It didn’t start well, as I just didn’t feel comfortable on the bike, but after consigning it to the skip on Saturday morning, the new bike felt much better. Qualifying on pole really boosted my confidence and once we got going I knew straight away that another win was a possibility. I slotted in behind Taka, pushing past when he started to slow and immediately pulled a gap. I’m not sure how Terol and Zarco caught me, but once Terol went in front I could see he wasn’t comfortable running the pace. I have no idea why he decided to let me through, but I wasn’t going to pass up a chance like that. I knew I could pull away, and that’s what I did.