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'I can still win the championship' - Redding



Redding will have to rely on misfortune for Espargaro, or Typhoon Francisco, to take the crown
Redding will have to rely on misfortune for Espargaro, or Typhoon Francisco, to take the crown

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Britain's Scott Redding is keeping his hopes of bagging the Moto2 crown alive and banking on points leader Pol Espargaro having a bad weekend or the looming Typhoon Francisco interrupting this weekend's MotoGP action at Motegi.

Redding broke his wrist in a qualifying crash at Phillip Island but has flown to Japan after having surgery. He will not ride and although lifting the crown is now a long-shot, Redding has kept his own faith in himself.

"Obviously I am very disappointed about the crash but I have to remain positive and believe I can still win the championship. I lost the rear in qualifying and my wrist was broken before I hit the floor, so it was bad luck but I can't change what happened," said Redding, speaking from Australia.

"The operation was a success and I want to thank Dr Andrew Oppy for doing a great job. I've got a plate and six screws and now all I can do is work to get myself back on the bike as quickly as possible. It was hard to watch the race because I think I could have been right up there and scored some valuable points.

"I've not lost the championship yet and I will fight until it is no longer possible because anything can still happen. The messages of support from fans around the world has been amazing and I really appreciate it, so I want to be back with my MarcVDS Racing crew as soon as possible and trying to win this championship."

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