Scott Redding finishes tenth in Qatar
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