Scott second on opening day at Magny Cours
The first day of activity at the Magny-Cours circuit in France ended up with positive indications for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team. After the FP1 influenced by the rain falling in the early hours of the morning, in the FP2 – held under an unpredictable sun – Scott Redding and teammate Michael Rinaldi worked hard with their Ducati Panigale V4R collecting important data in view of Race-1 scheduled for tomorrow at 2pm (CEST).
The circuit was still very humid and Scott Redding took to the track only in the final part of the session – in dry conditions – to familiarise himself with the track and collect data; the lap-times, however, were not indicative.
It took a few laps for Scott Redding to get the right feeling. After working on tire choice for Race 1, in the second part of the session, the English rider found the right conditions to push hard, finishing with the second fastest time.
Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #45)
“It was quite a weird day for me as I have never ridden on this circuit in dry conditions. For this reason, in the first part of the session, I focused mainly on finding the feeling with the circuit. Then I was able to find my pace and things went much better. We are in the right direction and I think we can improve tomorrow”.