Sport "Give me more confidence" - Scott Redding relieved after debut win
WSBK leader Scott Redding criticizes Toprak Razgatlioglu's aggressiveness
© Motorsport Images Scott Redding won both main races in Jerez and became second in the sprint race Ducati works driver Scott Redding was able to top the drivers' standings at the WSBK weekend in Jerez and built his lead on Sunday afternoon with victory in the second run ( to race report ). But Sunday was not perfect for Redding. In the Superpole race ( to race report ), the Brit lost time in a duel with Yamaha driver Toprak Razgatlioglu and was later annoyed by the Turkish maneuvers.
Superbike World Championship rookie Scott Redding celebrated his first win in Jerez today. Redding prevailed with his Ducati Panigale V4R in an exciting duel against world champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) (). With the victory in race one, Redding took the lead in the championship.
Will WSBK debut win? "It is a relief to get off the bike and not to burn," jokes Redding in an interview with 'Motorsport-Total.com'. "It's great that I was able to celebrate my first win. I'm a little lacking in words."
"It's something I wanted to achieve. Having achieved it now under these conditions gives me even more confidence to be able to win at this level and under these conditions. The hard work really paid off today," says Redding , who covered several kilometers on the racing bike during the coronavirus forced break in order to get fit.
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"As usual bad start" throws Redding back
Already in the Superpole Redding indicated that the victory was only over him. But at the start, the pole-setter slipped back to third position. "It was not my plan, but as usual I had a bad start," commented the Ducati driver.
At the start of the race, Redding was in third place and analyzed the situation: "I used a different tire than I had originally planned. For that, I first had to build up a feeling. It was hot behind the other two motorcycles."
"I didn't want to be too close to them because the temperature of the tires, the motorcycle and the exhaust was so high. But then I realized that they were slowing down. I thought it was the right time to attack "reports the Briton.conditions dangerous according to Redding
Does Redding plan changes for Sunday? "A few laps would be good," he jokes. "It could be pretty dangerous tomorrow afternoon in these temperatures. But it is the same for everyone. I had to struggle a bit with the front tire and had some violent slides over the front wheel. But everyone is in the same situation, I think. We have to go on like this. "
And what does he expect from the Superpole race over ten laps? "It is shorter, but it will still be very hot. I am not sure whether the pace will be higher because the temperature on the track is so high," said the World Cup leader. "After the start, we have to watch what the other drivers are doing and then react."
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