Solid start for Scott at Estoril
The second round of the 2021 WorldSBK season started offering positive feelings to the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team. Both Scott Redding and Michael Ruben Rinaldi worked hard in the free practices and in the afternoon they manage to significantly improve the lap times set in the morning, to finish respectively in second and fifth position in the combined standings.
Solid session for Scott Redding who laps with an extremely incisive pace. With the same tire, the English rider completed a race simulation (23 laps against the 21 scheduled) remaining at the top of the provisional standings for a long time before the last run in which all the direct opponents take to the track with the new tire.
After the convincing FP1, also in FP2 Scott Redding took to the track for a second race simulation with the same tire, confirming the positive feelings of the morning. At the end of the session, the English rider tried a time attack with the soft tire but the red flag at 3 minutes to go did not allow him to find the ideal conditions.
Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #45)
“In the afternoon we tried the soft tires and the feeling was not bad. I still cannot say for sure what my choice will be for the race but in these two sessions, we have collected very important data. In any case, I’m confident to have a good race tomorrow because last year, despite the problems in qualifying and in Race-1, I felt very comfortable on this track. It’s clear that it will be important to do a good qualifying session to start in the front”.