Scott takes fifth in #FRAWorldSBK Race 1 at Magny Cours
Race-1 of the Pirelli French Round was characterized by the comeback of Scott Redding who, after a difficult qualifying session, managed to finish in. fifth place.
The two Aruba.it Racing – Ducati riders were not incisive in the morning qualifying – held in wet conditions – and had to settle for ninth and tenth position on the starting grid.
In the first half of the race – characterized by heavy rain – Scott Redding could not find enough grip to push to the maximum. From lap 9 on, as the circuit started to dry, his race pace improved vertically allowing him first to overtake Rinaldi (Ducati) then to recover almost three seconds and to close the gap with Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) and Haslam (Honda). In the last lap Scott took advantage of an error of Haslam to close in fifth position.
P5 – Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)
“In the first laps of the race, I could not find the feeling. Things improved when the track started to dry and I was able to reduce the gap with the front group. When it started raining again I tried to stay in contact, working well especially in braking areas. I think we can do well tomorrow, especially if we can find something in acceleration”.