Scott closes 2021 season with two superb podiums in Indonesia
The Pirelli Indonesian Round marked the end of the 2021 WorldSBK season for the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team, which saw Scott Redding finishing respectively third in the Superbike World Championship, won by Toprak Razgatlioglu (Yamaha).
The cloudburst that hit the Mandalika International Street Circuit in Lombok (Indonesia) early Saturday afternoon forced the race direction to cancel all activities and therefore reschedule Race-1 in place of the Superpole Race. The same situation was repeated a few moments before the start of Race 2, first postponed for an hour and then run regularly over 12 laps.
On an intense Sunday Scott finished twice on the podium, third in Race 1 and second in Race 2.
Despite a less-than-stellar start, Scott took second place in turn one. Over the first few laps he studied the podium group of Razgatlioglu (Yamaha), Rea (Kawasaki) and Bassani (Ducati). Halfway through the race he started to push and within two laps he was in the lead. The drop of the front tyre, however, was evident and did not allow him to fight for the victory, finishing in third place.
Scott had a great duel with Rea. In the last lap Scott took the lead but Rea’s reaction came with three corners to go and Scott finished second.
Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)
“I had a lot of fun today, especially in Race 2 in a good battle with Jonathan. I want to thank the team for these two years. The Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team and Ducati represent a big family for me. I thank everybody, from my team in the pit, to the guys in the hospitality area, to whoever worked at Borgo Panigale to put me in a position to win. It’s a very emotional moment for me, but I’m calm because I know I’ve given everything for this group that has welcomed me in an extraordinary way. A new adventure awaits me but without a doubt, the whole team will always have a special place in my heart”.