Scott crashes out in #TeruelWorldSBK Race1
On the day that will be remembered for the first WorldSBK success of an extraordinary Michael Rinaldi riding the Ducati Panigale V4 R of Team Go Eleven, Scott Redding sadly crashed out.
Scott started from the front row (P3) with Rea and Rinaldi. The start was good and allowed him to turn second at the first corner. Rinaldi’s race pace was better and allowed the Italian rider to overtake both Redding and Rea in the first two laps. Scott tried to stay glued to his compatriot but on lap 7 he had to defend himself from Bautista’s (Honda) attack. The feeling with the front was not of the best and Redding crashed on lap 8.
With the third place in Race-1 of the Pirelli Teruel Round, Chaz Davies (136 points) takes the third position in the Superbike World Championship standings.
For the first time in the season, Scott Redding (179 points) closes with a DNF. His gap from Rea is now 30 points.
DNF – Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)
“It was a very difficult race because since the first laps the feeling with the front was negative. 30 points? It’s a big gap to give to an experienced driver like Jonathan Rea. Now we have to do our best to beat him in every race. My goal is to continue to fight for the championship and I will certainly not give up now after the great work we have done so far. It is clear, however, that we will have to make great improvements to try to recover the disadvantage”.