Superb seventh for Scott Redding in Qatar
The first Grand Prix of the 2017 MotoGP season was full of twists and gave emotions to Octo Pramac Racing. Scott Redding conquered a precious seventh while teammate Danilo Petrucci had to surrender to a technical problem with five laps to go following a great comeback
The evening of Losail has been characterized by the rain that forced the Race Direction to delay the start twice. The race then started and fortunately was run regularly in dry conditions. Scott powered away a great start but had to immediately slow down to avoid the impact with Zarco who has passed him with a very aggressive move. Scott remained focused and on lap nine he managed to overcome Miller earning seventh place.
7th – SCOTT REDDING
“I’m really happy. I had a good race especially after the difficulties of the warm up. I got off a good start but I had to close the throttle due to Zarco’s dangerous move which cost me a lot. In the second part of the race I was lapping well even though I was not able to take the First Independent award. I would have been happy to make the Top 10 so this is a good result and I want thank the team for the work done and for always believing in me. See you in Argentina!”.