Scott forced to retire from French GP with technical problems
The Grand Prix de France has a bitter taste for Octo Pramac Racing. Scott Redding and teammate Danilo Petrucci were protagonists of a strong race but both were forced to retire due to technical problems with their Ducati Desmosedici GP.
After superb Saturday’s qualifying and an excellent warm-ups (6th quickest) Scott started well from the seventh position and from the first laps he managed to find a good race pace. Unfortunately his race ended on the seventh lap due to gearshift failure.
DNF – Scott Redding
“It’s a shame. Feeling were very good. It was a great weekend. I had so much confidence after Jerez tests and in free practice and qualifying I’ve done very well. The race start was good although in the first laps I had some grip problems. But I managed to keep my position as the race pace was very positive. It may seem strange but if I have to be honest I’m glad with this weekend because I found a great feeling. See you at Mugello!”.