Scott Redding missed it by just 79 thousandths on Monday's test day in Portimao. After Sunday's best time, the Ducati rider had to settle for being the first of the pursuers. It was definitely not an easy day for the Brit, called to the occasion to deal with the traffic on the track during the round.
"All in all, it was a positive Monday," he began. "Unfortunately, I was a bit unlucky. I had to deal with the SSP riders who slowed me down, as well as with four red flags. But I was able to recover and start again on a track that is not really suitable for the Ducati but more so for the Yamaha.
Scotto looks at the glass half-full on the day Razgatlioglu put everyone in their place.
“Now we're at a good level with our package in view of Australia," He added. "In the end, I had the opportunity to use the tire for a while, and I was able to go fast. The fact is that, in view of the race, understanding what the tire's performance will be is complicated. This is something that can be difficult mentally, but I try to go further. In fact, I try not to be bothered by the times the other riders get."