Fantastic podium for Scott Redding in Assen
Overwhelming emotions for Octo Pramac Yakhnich in the DutchTT; characterized by the rain which on lap 16 forced the riders to return to the pits.
Danilo Petrucci was leading, Scott Redding came in third with an impressive race pace. The prospect of seeing both on the podium was concrete, confirmed by Danilo times (four consecutive best lap as the track began to dry out) and Scott’s comeback in lap 13.
He registered over two-times seconds less than the leading group. Scott took the lead at the first corner but a mistake set him back 10 positions. The British rider did well to stay calm, and from lap 3, recovered positions that let him catch up to the leading group while the rain began to fall harder.
After the red flag and the re-start, Scott could not keep the position, but had the merit to believe in it to go get Pol Espargaro and win his first podium with Octo Pramac Yakhnich. With 15 points won, Assen Scott rose to 14th place in the ranking of MotoGP with 32 points.
Octo Pramac Yakhnich rose to sixth place in the ranking for teams with 68 points.
3th – Scott Redding
“It is a great satisfaction. It was a very difficult race. In a few moments, before the red flag, I could not see hardly anything. I drove by instinct and I managed to stay upright. The feeling with the bike was great and it was so even in the second half of the race. I am very happy for having given this satisfaction to the boys who have done an extraordinary job. We had so much bad luck so far and this weekend with the first row on the grid and the podium is a reward for having always continued to believe in what we were doing.”
Source – Pramac Racing