Superb P1 for Scott Redding after 3 testing days at Misano
Almost four months have passed since the first round of the 2020 WorldSBK season held at Phillip Island, Australia. Then, unfortunately, the restrictions due to the spread of Covid-19 forced teams and riders to a long stop.
Finally, on Tuesday afternoon, the engines of the Ducati Panigale V4 R returned to sing for a quick shakedown (just a few laps), which helped Scott and teammate Chaz Davies to regain confidence with the bikes and make the first laps on the new asphalt of the Misano World Circuit.
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati riders then carried out two intense days of testing which ended today offering extremely positive data.
Scott notched up the best chrono among the Wsbk riders (only 135 thousandths of a second off the fastest MotoGP rider) and lapped consistently on race pace too.
Scott Redding (P1 – 1’33.067)
“These were three very positive days as it was important to regain the feeling with the bike. We have worked a lot especially with used tyres and we have tried new solutions that have given positive feedback. I’ve been working out a lot these months with the goal of losing weight. In the end, I also managed to set a good chrono but this is not important. It was great to get back to work with the guys and I can’t wait to get back on track”.