Scott finishes second in #CZEWorldSBK Race 1
Race-1 of the Czech Round at the Autodrom Most (Czech Republic) gave great emotions to the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati Team thanks to the second place of Scott Redding and the fourth place of Michael Ruben Rinaldi.
Scott Redding was confident after the P1 in FP3. The first run with Q tires was convincing, and then the English rider pushed harder in the second run: although he is virtually first, he had to abort the lap due to a yellow flag.
Scott didn’t give up and performed a real miracle managing to complete the second lap in third position after having enjoyed the taste of pole position until the third sector.
Scott started well and on lap 2 he turned the action into a masterpiece overtaking first Rea (Kawasaki) and then Raztgatlioglu (Yamaha) to take the lead. The English rider seemed to be able to extend his lead but from lap 14 (after Rea’s crash) Razgatlioglu started to make up ground.
In the last two sensational laps, Redding defended himself from the Turkish rider, but he couldn’t do anything against the aggressive overtaking at the last corner.
Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #45)
“I can’t be disappointed with this second place because it’s still an important result also for the World Championship standings. If I have to be honest, though, I think Toprak’s maneuver was very aggressive. But these are races, maybe tomorrow I’ll have to be more aggressive too. In any case it was a good race. The feeling with the bike was really good. I’ll try to do better tomorrow”.