Scott Redding finished 15th in the GP of Germany, the ninth round of the MotoGP World Championship season. It was a comeback ride from the twentieth spot on the starting grid, but in the first part of the race, an even better result seemed likely. Scott started well from the seventh row, finishing the first lap in thirteenth place, just behind the group which would then battle for a spot in the top ten. Scott held the position for two thirds of the race but then a significant drop in rear tyre performance forced him to settle for his final position.
Aleix Espargaró was not on the starting grid due to the injury suffered in a crash during the morning warm up. Aleix, who does not have any fractures, remains under observation in the Chemnitz hospital after suffering a bad thoracic trauma in the left rib area.
"I started rather well, making up positions. In the last few race weekends, it has always been the session where I felt the best and again today, I have to say that I was rather confident. Unfortunately, about 5-6 laps from the end, I had an abrupt drop in rear tyre performance. I tried to conserve it throughout the race, staying behind Rabat and thinking that I would launch an attack in the finale, but the total lack of grip forced me to settle for fifteenth. I am a bit disappointed because of the good feeling, but on this track, losing grip on the left side with all the corners on that side means losing a lot of time."