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MotoGP: Redding admits ‘I ignored team orders’

  • By cannonball

Scott Redding has admitted after Sunday’s race that he ignored team orders from his Pramac Ducati squad when he became locked in battle with fellow Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso during the race. Receiving orders from his satellite team to stand down when the two came together, an unrepentant Redding launched a scathing rebuke at the instruction after the race.
“I was battling with Pedrosa as well as Dovi, and I wasn’t going to sacrifice everything when it was only for a few points. I’ve had a shit few weeks, and the least I could do was give myself some confidence from the race. It’s not like it was for a podium position, and what else can you do when you’re catching someone? People doubt me in the paddock every day, so when I get a chance to show my ability I need to take it.
“I had a message during the race to say ‘let Dovi through’ which I did do – I let him go. But when you’re catching someone and you’re a lot stronger, what else can you do? I have to think about m


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