Scott Redding he is one step away from the perfect weekend and after winning Race-1 he also manages to establish himself in the Superpole Race and then concludes in second place in Race-2. The one on the Navarra circuit was a difficult round for Michael Rinaldi who nevertheless had the merit of staying focused to close with a positive Race-2 in which he managed to recover 6 positions.
P1 – As in Race-1, Scott Redding’s start is perfect and allows him to immediately take the lead. In the third lap there is a brawl with Rea (Kawasaki) and Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) to which Scott immediately responds by recovering the first position on the next lap to hit the second consecutive victory of the weekend.
P13 – Starting from the thirteenth position, Michael Rinaldi he seems to be able to push more incisively from the middle of the race, sticking to the group fighting for tenth place without, however, being able to gain positions under the checkered flag.
Superpole Race: results
P1 – S. Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)
P2 – J. Rea (Kawasaki)
P3 – T. Razgatlioglu (Yamaha)
P4 – A. Locatelli (Yamaha)
P5 – A. Lowes (Kawasaki)
P13 – M. Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)
P2 – Once again Scott Redding’s start is perfect. In the first lap the battle resumes with Rea (Kawasaki) and Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) taking the lead. The podium group laps with the same pace up to 3 laps to go when Redding attacks Rea to take the second final position.
P7 – Michael Rinaldi starts well and immediately recovers 3 positions. Between the fifth and sixth laps he overtakes first Bautista (Honda) then Bassani (Ducati) passing to eighth place. The race pace is incisive and the distance from Van Der Mark (BMW) decreases until the overtaking with 3 laps from the end which allows Rinaldi to finish seventh under the checkered flag.
P1 – T. Razgatlioglu (Yamaha)
P2 – S. Redding (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)
P3 – J. Rea (Kawasaki)
P4 – A. Locatelli (Yamaha)
P5 – T. Sykes (BMW)
P7 – M. Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati)
At the end of the Pirelli Navarra Round, Scott Redding reduces the gap from the top of the Superbike World Championship to 38 points and Ducati takes the lead in the constructors’ standings with 334 points, 3 more than Yamaha and 9 more than Kawasaki.
Scott Redding: “It was a really positive weekend. Two wins and a second place, to be honest, is a exciting budget. During Race 2 I thought a lot about strategy, I could have pushed but at the same time I didn’t have to take unnecessary risks. The fight for the world championship is very open and it is also necessary to think in these terms. I thank the team for the work they have done. We have great confidence ”.
Michael Rinaldi: “It was a very difficult round in which we struggled to find the feeling. We worked a lot on the bike and in the end we found a good solution in Race-2. It is clear that starting from thirteenth position it was difficult to get a good result but the pace tells us that in another condition we could have stayed with the group in front. We have to stay positive and work hard for the next races ”.
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