JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, Spain – Scott Redding led a one-two sweep for the ARUBA.IT Racing – Ducati team in Sunday’s World Superbike event at Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto.
Redding collected his second victory of the weekend, leading home teammate Chaz Davies at the front of the field.
The opening laps saw battles throughout the top six, with Redding making an early move to pass polesitter and superpole race winner Jonathan Rea on the second lap at the turn one right-hander. Meanwhile, Turkish rider Toprak Razgatlioglu fought his way up from 10th to run in the top-five in the early stages of the race.
Redding checked out at the front of the field to extend his lead to two seconds over Rea before the Northern Irishman got passed by Redding’s Ducati teammate Davies. Davies and Razgatlioglu both were able to get by Rea temporarily before an ambitious move by Alex Lowes meant Lowes outbraked himself at turn six allowing Rea to move back into third place.
Razgatlioglu eventually got by Rea again and held on to third while Davies was running in second behind his rookie teammate Redding, with the pair able to hold on to take a Ducati one-two. Davies did start closing the gap as the race entered the second half, but Redding responded to extend the gap back out to more than two seconds, holding on to take his second World Superbike victory in as many days.
“I’m very excited about this weekend. We had two wins, a pole position and a second place,” Redding said. “It’s a great result, and for this, I want to thank the whole Aruba.it Racing – Ducati team for putting me in a position to be competitive. The feeling with the bike was great, and I was able to take a good advantage in the first laps. I am very satisfied.”
Razgatlioglu held on to claim a podium at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto, rebounding from a technical issue in the superpole race. Michael Ruben Rinaldi was third, followed by Lowes and Rea, who faded to sixth at the checkered flag.