Scott takes two podiums on a sad Sunday at Jerez
On a Sunday that began with one minute silence in memory of Dean Berta Vinales, Scott Redding reached the podium twice, finishing third in Race-1 (instead of the Superpole Race) and second in Race-2.
Despite an uninspiring start from the fourth position, Scott Redding remained glued to the front group. From the middle of the race on, his race pace increased in a tangible way and allowed him to attack Locatelli (Yamaha) in the last lap, conquering a stubborn podium.
Starting from the front row due to the forfeit of Lowes (Kawasaki), Scott Redding turned fifth at the first corner. Thanks to his race pace (the fastest in the early laps) he was able to stick to race leader Razgatlioglu (Yamaha). Three laps from the end, he put a stunning pass and took the lead. The Turkish rider, however, responded on the next lap to take the win.
Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #45)
“These are very difficult moments and I would like to send a thought to the Vinales family who asked us to race for Dean. Race-1 was better for me than I expected, especially after a really bad warm-up. In Race 2 the feeling was even better: I felt I could catch Toprak and take the win but he proved to be really strong under braking. Anyway, I’m happy to have reached the podium twice on this difficult day”.