Seventh row start in Japan for Scott Redding
The qualifying session on the Japanese Motegi track placed both the Aprilia riders on the seventh row of the starting grid for the GP tomorrow.
Scott Redding fell victim to a crash (without consequences for the rider), precisely during what would have been his best lap.
His qualifying finished there and the time of 1’46.571 that he had previously put on the boards earned him the 21st spot on the starting grid, on the seventh row.
“During practice I felt good. We still have a couple of problems that we were able to partially mitigate. There is still some chattering which was also what caused my crash in qualifying. It gives us trouble on a couple of turns, but it costs us a lot of time and, above all, it exposes us to the risk of making mistakes. I’m still not sure about the tyre choice. I used the soft on the front, but I have some doubts. We’ll evaluate it in the technical debriefing and see what the race conditions are.”