Scott on the podium in #CatalanWorldSBK Race 1
The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team concluded Race-1 of the first historical “Catalunya Round” – at the Montmelò circuit in Barcelona (Spain) – with a solid double podium finish as Scott Redding and Chaz Davies react well to a difficult qualifying that forced them to start from seventh and eleventh position respectively.
Scott got off to a great start and after two corners was already in second position. In the first few laps Redding engaged in a duel with Rinaldi (Ducati) then from mid-race on, he tried to push to close the gap with Rea (Kawasaki) who managed to defend himself well.
Scott (227 points) is second in the Superbike World Championship standings, 41 points behind leader Jonathan Rea.
P2 – Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #45)
“During the race, the feeling with the bike was pretty good compared to what happened in qualifying. I got off to a good start and this allowed me to stay in the front group right away. In the first laps, I fought with Rinaldi who had the soft tire and I lost some contact with Rea. I tried to recover but it was not possible. It was still a good race, a good result also for the team. Unfortunately, Jonny arrived in front of me but I still want to congratulate him for the race he did.”.