Stunning Saturday at the Estoril circuit for Scott Redding
At the end of a superlative race, led from the first corner until the checkered flag, Scott Redding gave to the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team the second consecutive victory after the success in Race-2 in Aragon.
Scott Redding’s Saturday started well with the quickest chrono in FP3 (1’36.389).
In Superpole, after completing only one lap on the “X” tire, he decided to go back early to the pits in order to avoid traffic on the track during the time attack: this decision turned out to be the right one and the rider goes for a convincing lap, taking the P2 on the starting grid.
Scott Redding chose to put on the soft rubber taking the lead at the first corner. The English rider tried to push, but Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) remained glued. In the last laps also Rea (Kawasaki) got closer, but Scott left no room for mistakes, ending the race with a stunning P1.
Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #45)
“This is a good win. Let’s forget about Aragon’s Race-2. I won a hard-fought race today and that fills me with satisfaction. I felt the pressure throughout the race and that gave me a great boost. I remained focused all the time, without making any mistakes and moreover, perhaps for the first time, I got a better start than Jonathan (Rea), overtaking him at the first corner. The choice of tires? I don’t know if it was the best choice. If I have to be honest I was a bit worried about the last laps, I thought that Rea could come back. Tomorrow I’ll have to make another not easy choice”.