Scott Redding finishes tenth in Qatar

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The first round of 2016 MotoGP season at the Losail Circuit in Doha, Qatar, ended up with tenth place of Scott Redding who managed to gain a good Top 10 after a pretty hard weekend.

Starting from 12th position after struggling in the Q2 he had easily won on Friday, Scott didn’t get off to a good start. At the first corner, in fact, the British rider lost two positions due to contact that led him off course but he managed to react quickly waging a good battle with Aleix Espargaro who had passed on the final straight of lap three.

Redding’s race pace looked good with a couple of laps around 56.1. As a result Scott tried to catch Bradley Smith reducing the gap to four tenths of a second at mid point. But the British rider was not able to increase his lap-time and in the last three laps he has preferred to safeguard the tenth place.

The first Top 10 on his new Octo Pramac Yakhnich Desmosedici GP earns Scott 6 points in the world championship standings.

10th – Scott Redding – Octo Pramac Yakhnich #45
“I have mixed feelings after this first race. I’m happy but I expected more. “Disappointed” is not the right adjective because we had a pretty hard weekend with two crashes and bad qualifying. After the tests we thought we were in good shape but obviously we were missing something. Before the race I would have accepted a Top 8 or Top 10 in light of this difficult weekend and in the end we hit the goal. We can learn from this race, even from the start where I was not brilliant losing some positions. What I would like in Argentina? To get back the feeling of the testing. Here I found it not completely even if in the end things did not go so badly.”

Source – Pramac Racing