Scott Redding chalks up his first Aprilia world championship points in Argentina

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Scott Redding finished twelfth in today’s Argentine Grand Prix, thereby bringing home his first championship points with Aprilia.

But his race – in any case positive – was conditioned by a backache that tormented him the whole weekend. For him nonetheless, the Argentinian round represents a good base from which to pick up for the upcoming races, given the clear progress compared to his début race.

“It was a very long race. After lining up on the grid, there were some rather confusing moments. Fortunately, the delayed start gave everyone a chance to gain a better understanding of the situation. Today it was basically about interpreting the track conditions straight away and I must say that things worked quite well. I lost ground on the longest straight, whereas on the rest of the track I managed to stay close to my rivals. I am happy with the final result, both because I rediscovered the feeling after Qatar and for the guys on the team who really had to work under pressure today. Riding along with the other riders for the entire race distance also gave me a chance to better understand where the RS-GP and I need to improve and that will help us in the upcoming races.”