After the race in Austria, Scott Redding had attacked Aprilia harshly: "You cannot make a piece of s*** shine", he had said, referring to the Italian MotoGP bike. A few days after making the statement, the British rider apologised publicly to the team and company on Instagram.
“I am here today to say that I owe a huge apology to the Aprilia racing team and company. What I said Sunday afternoon post race interview was not acceptable by a long way, I was thinking with a lot of emotion from my heart. But I spoke out with rage which a young person of 25 can do very easily. My self of age 25 should be a role model, much more mature and composed. The team and company of Aprilia Racing are doing the best they can to improve our MotoGP machine, we have some good items to test this week and I still believe this bike can be competitive. As a team you work, live, learn all together so from the bottom of my heart I deeply say a big sorry for my outrageous words That was said. I will learn from this”.