Scott has solid #PRTWorldSBK Race 2, finishing second
Scott Redding and teammate Chaz Davies overcome the difficulties of the Portimao weekend thanks to an exciting Race-2 that allows the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team riders to finish second and fourth respectively.
Starting from the second row after the fifth place in SuperPole Race, Scott was the great protagonist of the first lap that managed to close in second position. In the first half of the race, he tried to stay close to Rea (Kawasaki) then had to defend himself from the return of Van Der Mark (Yamaha) whose race pace seemed to be more incisive. Between lap 13 and lap 14 the battle was intense but Scott fought with great stubbornness and managed to get a valuable second place under the chequered flag.
Scott is now second in the Superbike World Championship standings (132 points) 4 points behind the new leader Rea.
P2 – Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #45)
“It has been a difficult weekend and for this reason ending with a podium is a precious result for me and for the whole team. In SuperPole Race we were able to improve things compared to Saturday but it is clear that the feeling with the bike was not ideal. I tried to stay close to Rea to create a gap with the group behind but in the second part of the race, I struggled a lot especially with the front. When Van Der Mark got me I only thought about defending myself to conquer this result. I am happy for me and for the team. We go to Aragon with great conviction”.