Podium for Scott in Portimao Race 1
Race-1 of the Portuguese Round offered great entertainment to WorldSBK fans and ends with a significant result for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team: Scott Redding on the podium and a fourth place for teammate Michael Rinaldi.
Scott started the race with extreme determination: on lap 3, with a stunning overtake, he passed both Rea (Kawasaki) and Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) on the main straight to take the lead. Following Rea’s crash, the British rider engaged in a spectacular duel with Razgatlioglu, finishing second; a remarkable result for Scott, who is now 34 points from the second place in the World Championship standings.
Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #45)
“It was a good race and if I have to be honest I didn’t expect to have the pace to be able to fight for the win. When I took the lead I tried to create a gap and take advantage of the duel between Rea and Razgatlioglu. In the last laps the battle with Toprak was really tough. Tomorrow I’ll try to stay up front again and be more aggressive to take the win”.