Scott endures difficult and disappointing weekend in Portimao
In the Superpole qualifying session on Saturday morning, Scott Redding (GBR) secured the eleventh position.
Due to a penalty for a competitor, van der Mark, Redding, and Gerloff each moved up one position on the start grid for race one on Saturday afternoon. The race once again showcased the potential of the BMW M 1000 RR. Unfortunately, Scott struggled to find a good feeling with the bike during the race and crossed the finish line in 15th place. In the Superpole race on Sunday morning, Scott finished in 13th.
In the concluding second main race, Scott once again had bad luck, as he was pushed off the track in turn three and ultimately finished in 14th position. Baz, in his attempt to make a comeback from the back, pushed too hard and crashed.
The season finale of WorldSBK 2023 will take place from October 27th to 29th at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team
(SP: 11 / R01: 15 / SP Race: 13 / R02: 14):
“It has been a very disappointing weekend. I struggled a lot to find my rhythm and a feeling for the bike. That made it impossible to attack. The whole team has been working hard over the entire weekend and we tried a lot of different things in the sessions but we haven’t been able to find the right solution. We now have a few weeks off, time for all of us to recharge after the double-header, and then we aim to come back much stronger at the season finale.”