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World Superbike: Scott Redding ‘simply surviving’ after crash

Off the again of a subdued first Aragon spherical wherein he conceded the lead of the championship to Jonathan Rea, Redding’s probabilities of a lifting the WSBK title in his first season took an additional blow when he crashed out of Saturday’s race.

The reigning British Superbike champion managed to seize a consolatory win within the following morning’s Superpole race, however completed a distant third behind Kawasaki man Rea and the satellite tv for pc Ducati of Michael Ruben Rinaldi within the second full-length race.

It leaves Redding 37 factors down on Rea with three rounds remaining of the 2020 season.

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The Englishman rued his incapability to get on prime of the problems he suffered with throughout each race weekends at what’s historically a stronghold observe for Ducati.

“It’s frustrating at this track because there are a couple of points at this track where I just cannot get the bike to work and I lose too much time,” stated Redding.

“It was the same both weekends, I can’t do anymore myself and the bike cannot really help me. We’re just surviving with our head above the water, we’re not swimming at the moment. And I don’t like really racing like that.

“That’s why I crashed [on Saturday], ‘do I accept fifth or do I push to beat Jonny [Rea]?’ I’m gonna push however I’m probably not ready to beat him. I used to be simply attempting every part I had and it was an excessive amount of for what the bike was permitting me.

“It’s a shame we had [to race] two times here because it was two times a kick in the nuts. But we did a win in the Superpole race which was good for the soul, good for the team.

“I hope we are able to repair the bike a bit, as a result of we are able to win races. I simply want the bike to offer me a bit bit extra and we’re there.”

Scott Redding, Aruba.it Racing Ducati

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Redding decided to gamble on Pirelli’s soft-compound SCX tyre for Race 2, following Rinaldi’s shock maiden success with the rubber on Saturday.

But the ex-MotoGP rider said he knew from his experience of using the tyre in the Superpole race that the plan was unlikely to succeed.

“I used to be frightened about it, that’s why I’d by no means completed it [before then],” admitted Redding. “I expressed to the blokes [in the team] how I felt about it.

“We used it in the Superpole race and I thought maybe, maybe there will be something, but I knew deep inside it wasn’t going to work, but I gave it everything anyway. 

“In the Superpole race I may push all race however I may really feel there was not a lot left from that. But we determined to do this tyre [in Race 2], and it did what I believed it could do. I’m glad to be on the rostrum however I gave extra factors away.”

Redding said that his victory in the Superpole race, which marked the first time this season Rea had not won the Sunday morning sprint, was “good for me and good for the crew”.

He added: “Jonny at all times has a bonus within the Superpole race however I used to be simply f***ing decided to beat him. I gave it every part I may, not taking no for a solution.”

Scott Redding, Aruba.it Racing Ducati

Scott Redding, Aruba.it Racing Ducati

Photo by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

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