Redding disappointed with qualifying for third row
After making a solid start to the weekend yesterday, Scott struggled to find a good rhythm in this afternoon’s 45-minute qualifying session. The 19-year-old Briton couldn’t find a good feeling with the bike in today’s hotter conditions, and was constantly losing ground on his rivals accelerating out of the slower turns and the many inclines here at Mugello.
Scott managed to salvage a place on the third row of the grid by posting the eighth fastest time right at the end of the session, but will start from seventh tomorrow following a 15-place penalty for third place qualifier, Johann Zarco.
Scott Redding: “Qualifying was disappointing today. I just couldn’t seem to find a good rhythm on the bike, the harder I pushed the slower I went and it was difficult to understand why. Right at the end I managed to get myself into a fast group, but even then I was losing two or three bike lengths out of every slow corner, or whenever the track went uphill. We need to have a think tonight about how we can improve, because I think the race will be in very similar conditions tomorrow. The good news is that the third row isn’t too bad and I’m still confident we can leave here with a reasonable result.”
Source: Marc VDS Racing Press Release