Silverstone Successful for Marc VDS riders
Redding chalking up his best result of the season, Rabat and Mark back into the top four… England was good to Michael Bartholemy’s riders.
Scott Redding swore he’d have his best result of the season on his home turf at Silverstone. The Brit kept his word. A little tense early in the race because of the rain, the Honda rider managed to increase the pace as the race went on, avoiding the pitfalls into which many of his opponents fell. Finishing sixth ahead of Bradley Smith, Redding was even the first British rider to take the chequered flag. In Moto2, Rabat and Marquez fought it out to the finish for third place. The reigning world champion finished with the upper hand over his young teammate who confirmed the build-up he began on the Brno circuit.
Although he had already shone during the practice test sessions in Texas, Redding had never proved his skill in a race. But he did just that in England, pocketing ten points that allow him to move up a place in the overall standings, and is now thirteenth. In Moto2, Rabat continues to criss-cross with Alex Rins. Although he’s dropped back to third place, the rider for the Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS team is only four points behind his compatriot. Marquez stays in his tenth position, but it is now equal on points with the ninth rider, Dominique Aegerter.
Since the summer break, the MotoGP electronic management operating systems have been frozen. It is no longer possible for teams to make any changes to their software as they did until now from race to race. The championship is now in a transition phase between free electronics and controlled electronics. After imposing the same hardware for all of the machines, the championship promoter has demanded that next year everyone races with the same software. All that remains to be done is to write the program. What will it be? Since July, all of the manufacturers have pooled their operating systems in order to produce a synthesis which will result in the single software system. The discussions within the MSMA are heated, each manufacturer trying to pull the blanket to their side. Each plant has developed its own operating system according to the specific features of its motorcycle. All that remains to be done is to find the best compromise and write the 2016 software, the purpose of which is to reduce the gap in the performance between official and satellite motorcycles.