Fantastic sixth place for Scott Redding in Texas
Octo Pramac Yakhnich ends up the Grand Prix of the Americas with a stunning double Top 10 and now returns home with great confidence in sight of the European rounds.
At the end of an extraordinary race, Scott Redding won the sixth position, giving his team the satisfaction of celebrating in parc fermee as first Independent Team of the Grand Prix of the Americas. Although, for the British rider it was really a tough race.
Scott started very fast and managed to pass on lap one both Crutchlow and Vinales, gaining 7th position after Valentino Rossi’s crash. After undergoing the return of Vinales and having reached the sixth position following the clash between Pedrosa and Dovizioso, Redding gave the impression of being able to catch the two Suzuki. Halfway through the race, however, problems with front tyre forced him to lower his pace race.
Scott managed to keep focused despite the attack of Pol Espargaro who recovered almost three seconds in five laps. At the end, Octo Pramac Yakhnich #45 crossed the finish line smoothly to win his high-season result.
6th – Scott Redding
“Top 6 is a great result but it would have been nice to get ninth since there have been three crashes in the group ahead. In the end, I had problems with the front tire and I could not lap strong. I started to lose a second every lap, and I had to change my riding style in order to finish the race defending my position. I am happy because I started the race well and I lapped without making mistakes. It was a good race and I am very happy to have given joy to the team, who did a fantastic job today after the little problem we had in the warm-up and especially after the disappointment of Argentina.”
Source – Pramac Racing