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PADDOCK NEWS Brought to you by PACE-SETTING REDDING BENEATH WORLDSBK RECORD AT MISANO A two-day Motul Superbike World Championship test at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli saw Aruba.it Racing Ducati’s Scott Redding set a record-breaking pace atop the time-sheets. Redding’s time of a 1m33.067s put him at the top of the charts, going almost a second faster than his fastest time of day one and a time that was faster than Tom Sykes’ qualifying record. “These were three very positive days as it was important to regain the feeling with the bike,” Redding commented. “We have worked a lot especially with used tyres and we have tried new solutions that have given positive feedback. “I’ve been working out a lot these months with the goal of losing weight. In the end, I also managed to set a good chrono, but this is not important. It was great to get back to work with the guys and I can’t wait to get back on track.” World champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK) was second fastest on his Kawasaki ZX-10RR as he bounced back from a heavy crash on day one to post a time of 1m33.206s, followed by Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Team GoEleven) in P3. Fourth overall was championship leader Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK), with Redding’s teammate Chaz Davies in fifth. Leandro ‘Tati’ Mercado (Motocorsa Racing) was sixth after a day focussing on race simulations. NEW BIG BOY SHIPMENTS ARE HERE! Zooka TTX125J R14,699.00 For the full scooter, motorcycle and ATV range, visit our new website: www.samotorcycles.co.za IMPORTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY Swift 125/150 R16,599.00 Mustang 250 R35,999.00 Velocity 150 R15,999.00 Adventure 125/150RS R17,999.00 Utility ATV 250 R55,999.00 Join Big Boy on Prices include VAT and pre-delivery inspection only. Prices exclude licence, registration and any service costs unless specified. Prices are correct at the time of going to print and may change without notice due to currency fluctuations or at dealers who are located in outer-lying areas. All advertised models are available at the time of going to print unless specified. 32 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE JULY 2020