Life a Series of Surprises for Scott Redding

© Bruce Allen

Not wishing to appear ill-informed, I am aware that underestimating the difficulty of pretty much everything is a guy thing. I’ve done it a million times in my life and continue to do it. So it’s not that. It’s just his willingness to go against the conventional wisdom that says you’re better off staying quiet and letting people think you’re stupid than opening your gob and proving it.

November 2013:  “The switch from Moto2 to MotoGP is much more difficult than I expected.”

November 2015: “The switch from Marc VDS to Ducati is much more difficult than I expected.”

November 2017: “The switch from Ducati to Aprilia is much more difficult than I expected.”

Then the article goes on to describe what the mechanics must do to shoehorn his normal-sized frame into the “tiny RS-GP.”

Dude. Go race Harleys or something. Air out your balls.

http://www.bikesportnews.com/news/news-detail/redding-expected-easier-switch-to-aprilia-at-valencia-test

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One Response to “Life a Series of Surprises for Scott Redding”

  1. Old MOron Says:

    I guess it’s also the way the game is played if you’re not in the same circles as Vinales, Rins, Zarco, etc. Underestimate the difficulties, play up the expectations, shrug away the realities when they become apparent.

    No, you’re right. He should keep his gob shut. I don’t think Rabat, Abraham, or even Bautista have bigged themselves up the way Scott does – at least not to the English-speaking media.

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