Britain’s Scott Redding was pushing so hard for points in yesterday’s MotoGP that his efforts added to the blistering temperatures meant he was sick inside his Shark helmet in the closing stages of the race.
The outgoing Aprilia rider was in a fight for the final point with countryman Bradley Smith and Marc VDS rider Franco Morbidelli so was wasn’t about to let up even though he felt not right and eventually spewed.
“I was just overheating. Sometimes I’ve been struggling this year, when there have been hot races maybe I wouldn’t have pushed so much and not been consistent. But today I was in a fight so I was pushing, pushing, pushing. I had to work from the back of the grid, and keep fighting. I was really on the limit,” said Redding, speaking at the track.
“All the hard work that I’ve been doing back home, which is hard to do to stay motivated, today was the day that it paid off. I had two laps to go and I had to dig deep. I’m happy I’ve been working hard at home for moments like this. The body was getting so hot I just started to be sick in the helmet, which is OK, I didn’t really care.”
Redding missed out on 15th place by less than two-tenths of a second.