WorldSBK newcomer displays strong form at Portimao test.
Aruba.it Racing – Ducati has ‘worked very well’ over the first two pre-season tests according to WorldSBK newcomer Scott Redding, the BSB champion exiting Portimao in a positive frame of mind.
The former MotoGP contender continued his strong pace, taking his Ducati Panigale V4 R to second on the timesheets on the final day of testing in Portugal.
“It was a good day even though, to be honest, I couldn’t find the ideal pace,” Redding admitted. “On a few occasions, I found traffic on the track and when I tried the new tyres, the four almost consecutive red flags didn’t allow me to lap consistently.
“The result of the test is still very positive, considering that this is a circuit where I only rode once in the past and it can’t be considered the most favourable for Ducati. All things considered, we have worked very well and I am satisfied.”
The WorldSBK heads to Phillip Island for testing on 24-25 February, which takes place just days before the WorldSBK season-opener at the seaside circuit.