Bitter Sunday for Scott Redding at Estoril
After a sensational start and a first part of the race where both Michael Rinaldi and Scott Redding were protagonists, Race-2 ended in a very disappointing way for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team on the Circuito Estoril.
Scott Redding started the race very well but a mistake on lap 3, when he was in second position behind Razgatlioglu (Yamaha), allowed Rea and Gerloff to overtake him. Scott remained focused and with four laps to go, he recovered the third position trying to make a final attack on Razgatlioglu.
Scott Redding immediately took the lead (even though he will be penalized for an imperceptible jump start). The English rider’s race pace is incisive but from mid-race Rea (Kawasaki) begins to reduce the gap. Between the 12th and the 13th lap the two riders fought an intense duel which ended with Redding crashing at turn 4. Despite the crash, Scott returned to the track to finish the race. Unfortunately, the two points gained were nullified by the penalty that came after the end of the race.
Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #45).
“I am very sorry for the team. I was having a good race, the strategy we had studied was perfect and things were going well. Maybe the feeling with the front tire was not the best but without a doubt, I made a mistake. It’s a pity because I felt I could have had a good race and fight until the end for the victory”.