Redding's goodbye brings out its best version

The British won after imposing his superiority against a Rea who stopped the chase after three errors. Bautista signed his 3rd fall of the year.

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Rhea's ambition is insatiable. The record for podiums in Most was followed in Navarra by the record for pole positions in the category with seven in a row, but Saturday's day had set the stage for another protagonist. It is not being easy for the Northern Irishman in this course to reach the first position, in fact Redding has made life difficult for him again in Race 1, and the Briton has ended up winning the game with the heat as the final judge. The temperatures and the times rose to an average record of 1:38 high (two seconds above the classification), and with that level on the asphalt the Ducati rider gained in safety and superiority.

Redding, who managed to get out like a shot, left Rea at his mercy and feeling the threat of a Locatelli who tried to take advantage of the interior without success. The superiority of the Northern Irishman in the first bars allowed him to gain ground without losing his hair in just two sectors and at the first step through the goal he was already in first position again, which he defended in a hurry, but without success. The Kawasaki rider wanted to impose the rhythm and confirm the feelings of the weekend, but the Ducati's tires withstood the heat better and slowed the escape of a rider who saw the head of the race give way again with 16 laps remaining.

Redding's pace was superior and unquestionable then, so much so that he surpassed the leader of the general classification in the braking of the first corner and forced even the error of a Rea who could save the tragedy, unlike an Álvaro Bautista who signed his third fall it's from the season. The one from Talavera, who had just signed his best position of the season in Most (5th), was fighting for tenth place and could do nothing to save a drag that served him to finish the event early. Rabat remained as the best Spaniard on the track, fighting to regain ground to 13th position. And he finally got it, to end up seeing the twelfth checkered flag.

The fight for the most important thing continued to take place at the head of the race, with a Redding who used every millimeter to make the pursuit of Rhea hell. The Northern Irishman did not cease in his attempt to reach the top again, but he saved the second fall to continue fighting in a fight that today was not his. He continued to secure the lead with his position, because Razgatlioglu was only able to aspire to the third position of a podium that he played with Locatelli, and said enough in full pursuit after a third error that already warned of an unnecessary risk at this point of season.

He had to yield to the champion in front of a Ducati that signed his fourth victory of the year, second in a row, along with Redding. Something that will not be able to be repeated from next year with the departure of the British to the BMW garage, but which for the moment helps the Italian brand to get closer to a leadership that separates 45 points from just over six appointments for the final.



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