Scott Redding struggles in Sepang, finishes fifteenth
Octo Pramac Yakhnich team finished the long triple-header of MotoGp with a Top 10 won by Danilo Petrucci. Scott Redding sadly instead had to settle for a point having finished in 15th position.
The Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix was marked by heavy rain that forced the race direction to delay the start. And it was a shame because during the warm-up in dry conditions, the signs were very positive.
Petrux and Scott struggled a lot in the early laps also due to the lack of visibility. Scott was not able to race aggressively as he had to deal with the lack of grip on the rear. For the Englishman the best he could do was to take fifteenth position at the flag.
15th – Scott Redding
“It was a very difficult race because I had no rear grip. I never found the feeling with the rear tire but I must admit that others who went out with the hard were still competitive. It was hard since the start. I also risked crashing on warm up lap. I tried to push but I was never able to find the rhythm in order to recover on the Top 10. I hoped it to be a dry race because over the weekend we had a good feeling in the dry. To be honest I did not expect to struggle so much.”