Ducati Sporting Club UK
Ducati Press Releases
Information from the Factory and Ducati UK.
ALL content published here is copyright of Ducati and cannot be used without their express permission.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-Sep-2021, 17:44
webteam's Avatar
DSC Member webteam webteam is offline
The Webteam
DSC Club Rep
Big Twin
Bikes: A Virtual Ducati
Posts: 1,795
Join Date: Mar 2000
Post #FRAWorldSBK R2. Redding finishes the French weekend on podium (P3). Seventh place for Rinaldi.

World Superbike | 2021 | Round 8 | France | Magny-Cours | Sunday 5 September 2021

#FRAWorldSBK R2. Redding finishes the French weekend on podium (P3). Seventh place for Rinaldi.

The French Round ends with a great race for Scott Redding who overcomes the difficulties of Saturday and conquers the podium after fighting for the lead until mid-race. After a negative Superpole Race, Michael Rinaldi recovers positions in Race-2 to close in seventh place.
Here are the highlights of Sunday at Magny-Cours circuit.

Superpole Race
P5 - Scott Redding takes a significant step forward in terms of feeling. The English rider is not incisive at the start but, since the first laps, his convincing race pace allows him to conquer the fifth position and the second row of the grid for Race 2.
P10 - Very difficult Superpole Race for Michael Rinaldi who doesn't find the good feelings of Race-1. After a positive start, the Italian rider is forced to close in 10th position.

Superpole Results
P1 - T. Razgatlioglu (Yamaha)
P2 - J. Rea (Kawasaki)
P3 - A. Lowes (Kawasaki)
P4 - A. Locatelli (Yamaha)
P5 - S. Redding (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)
P10 - M. Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)

P3 - Scott Redding is determined to stay with the podium group and, already on the third lap after the crash of Lowes (Kawasaki), he sticks to Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) and Rea (Kawasaki).
From the middle of the race, however, the pace of the English rider is not enough to be able to keep fighting for the victory.
P7 A solid start for Michael Rinaldi allows him to recover immediately 5 positions. Between the fourth and the seventh lap, the Italian rider engages in a good duel with Davies (Ducati) and Van der Mark (BMW) but then he can't defend himself from Bautista's (Honda) attack; the Italian rider finishes the race in seventh position.

Race-2 Results
P1 - T. Razgatlioglu (Yamaha)
P2 - J. Rea (Kawasaki)
P3 - S. Redding (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)
P4 - A. Locatelli (Yamaha)
P5 - C. Davies (Ducati)
P7 - M. Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati)

Championship Standings
P1 - T. Razgatlioglu (Yamaha) 370
P2 - J. Rea (Kawasaki) 363
P3 - S. Redding (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) 298
P4 - A. Locatelli (Yamaha) 186
P5 - A. Lowes (Kawasaki) 176
P6 - M. Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati) 172

Scott Redding (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati #45)
"I'm satisfied with this result, especially because during the weekend we were able to improve the bike, mainly in the braking phase which was the principal problem. I tried in the first part of the race to stay with Jonny and Toprak but then I preferred not to risk and bring home an important result for the team".

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing - Ducati #21)
"All in all it wasn't a bad weekend because we understood many things that can be useful in the next rounds. It's clear that the result of Race-2 is not exciting; despite that, the pace was positive, on the level of Scott who finished on the podium. Obviously, we can't be satisfied with a seventh place finish but I'll come back home from this French Round with positive feelings".

If you experience any problems or have suggestions on improvements whilst visiting our website, please contact the Webteam by Personal Message or by emailing us.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector
Switch to Vertical postbit Use Vertical Postbit

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Recent Posts - Contact Us - DSC Home - Archive - Top
Powered by vBulletin 3.5.4 - Copyright © 2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. - © Ducati Sporting Club UK - All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:34.