Angry Redding slams Razgatlioglu for snatching WorldSBK win ‘unfairly’

An angry Scott Redding says Toprak Ragatlioglu's aggressive last lap overtake for WorldSBK victory in Most lacked 'respect' and was 'unfair'

Scott Redding - Ducati WorldSBK

An unhappy Scott Redding has branded Toprak Razgatlioglu’s race-winning last lap overtake for WorldSBK victory during Race 1 at Most as ‘unfair’, saying they would have both crashed had he not anticipated it.

The Turkish rider snatched a dramatic last gasp win in the first-ever WorldSBK race held around the Czech venue after hunting Redding down during the latter stages before slicing underneath the Ducati man at the penultimate bend.

Denying Redding a crucial third win of the year to boost his dwindling title aspirations, by contrast Razgatlioglu has been fired right back into contention after championship leader Jonathan Rea failed to finish.

However, Redding is unhappy with the manner in which he lost out on the win, saying Razgatlioglu’s move was ‘unfair’ and that he lacked ‘respect’ move lacked ‘respect’.

"You cannot make overtakes (like that); I know he was further back, he was not next to me,” he said. “To make a move when I had my knee near to the floor... come on, a bit of respect. 

"We know there’s not so much run-off here but we’re trying to do the best we can. Just try and keep it fair. Two times he did. I almost knew he was going to do it so I anticipated it, but if I had committed we both would have crashed. 

"I don’t think that’s very fair racing, but if he wants to race like that, so be it." 

Rea continues to lead the overall standings, 12 points clear of Razgatlioglu. Redding is 61 points shy of the top spot.

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