Scott Redding takes top ten finish in Japan
It was a pretty special Sunday for the Octo Pramac Yakhnich team who took good points thanks to good races of both Danilo Petrucci and Scott Redding at the Motegi circuit, where Marc Marquez has became World MotoGP Champion for the third time, also exploiting Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo’s crashes.
Redding was not brilliant at the start as he lost three positions in the first corner but reacted immediately recovering the Top 10 on lap 8. From mid-race on, the British rider tried to chase his teammate remaining in its wake until the end but could not find the ideal conditions for an attack. For Scott a good ninth place finish.
9th – Scott Redding
“Unfortunately my race pace was not so good at the beginning and this has a little penalized me. Then I found a good rhythm and I started to reduce the gap. I had some problems especially in braking and I was not able to get close enough to groped an attack to Danilo. But I’m happy because I made a lot of experience after the last difficult races, working on maps, improving the feeling with the tires. In the end it was a good weekend.”