Scott second on opening day in Argentina
The free practices for the Argentinean Round concluded with Scott Redding and teammate Michael Ruben Rinaldi in 2nd and 4th place, respectively.
Despite the frightening sandstorm that hit the San Juan area on Thursday afternoon, the track was immediately in good condition – thanks to the effectiveness of the circuit staff; in fact, the times of the first free practice, are not far from the pole position of 2019.
Scott took a few laps to get familiar with the new track (first time in his career at San Juan). The feeling with his Ducati Panigale V4R immediately seemed excellent, allowing him to push steadily to finish second.
Scott confirmed the positive feelings of the morning session: after working on the choice of tyres he reduced by three-tenths of a second the gap to the leader of the day Razgatlioglu (Yamaha).
Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati #45)
“I’m satisfied with what we did today, as it was my first time on this circuit. I have to say that I had a lot of fun because the track is really nice. We worked on the tyres ahead of tomorrow’s race and got some important data. Maybe in Race 1, I’ll struggle more than the others who have already raced here but the sensations are really positive”.