Scott Redding recovered from a difficult Superpole race to claim his first WorldSBK win of 2021 at Aragon. 

Redding started the day with a ninth place after making a wrong tyre call during the damp Superpole race. 

Most of his rivals chose the intermediate front tyre, while Redding was one of a select few who had a wet front on their machine. 

And after a fast start which saw him take the lead on lap one, Redding rapidly lost position after position. 

The same could not be said a few hours later as Redding’s bold decision to run slick tyres paid off in fine style, as he dominated race two in half-dry, half-wet conditions. 

The 2020 series runner-up finished nine seconds ahead of championship leader Jonathan Rea. 

Speaking after the race, Redding added: "Yeah, it’s kind of weird because it doesn’t feel like I’ve raced because I was on my own. 

"It was a gamble and I took a gamble this morning. I didn’t know whether to go for the intermediate and then it was the same situation again (race two), and on the grid I was remembering at Sachsenring years ago in MotoGP going with an intermediate and it cost me a podium. 

"I remember saying ‘I won’t use the intermediate in race conditions again’, so we put the slicks in and thought I’ll take the chance. 

"It was a bit sketchy and I lost out this morning. I lost out at Brands Hatch in 2019 when I went with the intermediate which cost me, but I finally took a gamble and it paid off for a win. I’m happy about that, but it was a really tough and strange weekend."

 

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