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“Prepared to not hit the observe”


The Superbike weekend in Argentina guarantees to be sizzling. Scott Redding is threatening to not take to the observe if the asphalt is unsuitable.

What observe circumstances will the Superbike riders discover in San Juan Villicum? In 2019, six riders refused to take to the observe as a result of slippery asphalt as a result of it had simply been redone: Chaz Davies, Marco Melandri, Leon Camier, Eugene Laverty, Ryuichi Kiyonari and Sandro Cortese. On the time, the 2 title rivals Alvaro Bautista and Jonathan Rea could not assist however compete. The then Ducati rider gained race-1, the Northern Irishman from Kawasaki gained the second race and the dash race. Might the identical situation be repeated on Saturday?

On this case Scott Redding already appears to have very clear concepts on what to do. In 2019 the Briton was a member of the BSB, in any other case he would have prolonged the record to seven. “Two years in the past in Argentina some went on strike, others drove. I did not perceive why somebody was taking the chance“, He tells Speedweek.com. “Racing is essential to us drivers, however that is not all. I want to go house in a single piece. It’s our job. Like everybody else, I am going to work and do not wish to be harm. My life is valuable, it’s value extra to me than the verify I obtain for my work“.

The paddock stays divided

On this Superbike weekend the refrain of ‘no’ can be a lot thicker, however there are additionally those that wish to get on the observe. Alternatively, the Argentine spherical is decisive for the destiny of the World Cup race between Toprak Razgatlioglu and Jonathan Rea, who should make a novel alternative. “Although 80% of the individuals wish to go on strike, there are nonetheless riders who don’t have any brains and say to themselves ‘if the others do not wish to drive, I will win’. These guys then get on the rostrum, even when they often solely lap between 10th and 15th place. Individually, I am not going to drive simply to see my title on an inventory“.

Throughout this season the Superbike riders have already criticized the circumstances of some circuits, corresponding to Most and Navarra. However right here it isn’t the structure that results in the viewfinder, however the situation of the asphalt itself. If it rains it could be very harmful. “I’m extra frightened a couple of race within the moist. the chance of falling on dry land is kind of low“Concluded Scott Redding. “In a race you push one another in sooner and sooner occasions and sooner or later you crash as a result of you may have exceeded the restrict. It’s straightforward to slide within the rain“.

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