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Scott Redding stretches clear in classy Snetterton BSB double

Scott Redding notches up another pair of wins at Snetterton to strengthen his impressive British Superbike Championship title bid

Former MotoGP rider Scott Redding continues to defy those who expected him to flounder in the ‘electronics-free zone’ of the British Superbike Championship as he notched up another pair of wins at Snetterton.

Redding bounced back from a crash during morning warm-up to claim victory in both races at the Norfolk circuit, extending his overall advantage to a comfortable 38 points over Tommy Bridewell.

It’s the latest in an impressive run of results for the 26-year-old, who has largely had the measure of his Be Wiser Ducati team-mate – and title favourite - Josh Brookes in recent events.

Indeed, though the Briton brings undoubted star power and quality to BSB following his direct switch from MotoGP, his rise through the international GP ranks meant he started the year with significantly less knowledge of the circuits and the raw behaviour of a bike without electronics.

However, having now developed an evident affinity with the Ducati Panigale V4 R, Redding’s success at Snetterton on his first visit to the venue spells an ominous warning for his title rivals.

“I’m really happy with how the weekend has gone and to end with a double victory is brilliant. The first race was quite difficult after the morning crash, so I needed to bide my time and let the race come to me,” Redding said.

“I was struggling a little to get out of the corners but after a good battle with the other riders I managed to come through and pull a gap to the end of the race.

“In the second race, I learnt an awful lot by seeing what the other riders were doing and I rode as smoothly as I could throughout and made my move on Josh when the time felt right.

“It couldn’t have gone much better so a big thanks to the team for doing a phenomenal job and giving me a fantastic bike.”

Though his 38 point lead is relatively inconsequential as a result of the ‘equalising’ format of BSB’s Showdown format, Redding does lead those standings provisionally thanks to the 35 podium credits that have been accumulated, compared with Josh Brooks’ 26 and Tarran Mackenzie’s 25.

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