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Redding and Espargaro set to renew rivalry at Indianapolis Moto2

Scott Redding is currently ahead of Espargaro by 23 points in the Moto2 leader board.
Scott Redding is currently ahead of Espargaro by 23 points in the Moto2 leader board.
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Tuesday, 13, Aug 2013 03:24

by Daniel Mackrell

Moto2 leaders Scott Redding and Pol Espargaro are preparing to continue their battle for the championship this weekend (16-18 August) in Indianapolis when the second half of the season begins.

Redding is currently ahead of Espargaro by 23 points, but with half the season still to go, he knows that the championship is far from being his.

The British rider said recently: "Pol has been pretty strong, but I knew that he would be - I knew that a rider of his level isn't going to lose what he has already got."

Espargaro has won three races so far this season compared with just two wins for Redding, but it is consistency that has seen the 20-year-old lead the race to the Moto2 championship.

The Brit has secured points in every race so far this season, whilst Espargaro has had pointless races in Texas and France.

The two leaders in Moto2 have both confirmed that they will be competing in MotoGP next season.

Pol Espargaro has already agreed a two-year deal with Monster Yamaha Tech-3, replacing Cal Crutchlow who will be joining the Ducati factory team.

Scott Redding has not announced which team he will be joining next season, but he confirmed at the BT Sport Launch that he will be in MotoGP in 2014.

There are battles in other areas of the Moto2 leaderboard with just seven points currently between third place and fifth place, involving Esteve Rabat, Dominique Aegerter and Mika Kallio.

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