Scott Redding fifth after free practice for the Prosecco DOC UK round
A beautiful sun shone over Donington Park, iconic English circuit that hosts the fourth round of the 2021 WorldSBK season, today. On a track not particularly favorable to the Ducati Panigale V4R, Scott Redding and teammate Michael Ruben Rinaldi worked hard with their teams, making tangible progress during the first day of free practices. The two Aruba.it Racing – Ducati riders closed respectively in fifth and seventh position waiting for tomorrow’s Race-1 that, according to the weather forecast, could be characterized by rain.
Positive feelings for Scott Redding who used the same tyre throughout the session, completing 23 laps with a convincing race pace.
Scott’s feeling grew considerably in the afternoon. The pace was constant, but the English rider was not able to be particularly incisive on a single lap.
His ideal time, in fact, was three tenths less than the best time and this could be a positive factor in view of the Superpole tomorrow morning.
Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #45)
“All in all it wasn’t a bad day but I wasn’t able to be incisive on the single lap. This is a particular track with many different corners that do not play in our favour. The feeling, however, is positive. In the afternoon things improved but we still have to find the best set up that will allow me to ride at my best. The weather forecast? I don’t really care because we’ll all start in the same conditions”.