‘Confident’ Redding to make Brands Hatch debut

Scott Redding takes the BSB series lead to Brands Hatch, a track that he has never once raced at during his long two-wheel racing career.
‘Confident’ Redding to make Brands Hatch debut

Scott Redding doesn’t believe it would ‘asking too much’ to get on the podium for this weekend’s fourth Bennetts British Superbike Championship round as he looks to protect his newfound series lead, despite having never raced at Brands Hatch before.

A tremendous triple win last time out at Donington Park has seen Redding catapult to the summit of the standings, six points clear of fellow Ducati Panigale V4 R rider Tommy Bridewell.

It’s a lead the ex-MotoGP rider now takes to the iconic Brands Hatch ciercuit, a track he has never previously raced on despite his considerable experience in the sport. Despite this, he is expecting to be right up at the front in the two races, which will be held on the longer Grand Prix configuration. 

“Donington Park was a really good weekend for me getting the triple; I felt really good and gained a lot of confidence and feel very relaxed now," he said. 

“Of course I would like to carry that on to the next weekend at Brands Hatch and I would like to be minimum on the podium there – I don’t think that is asking too much from me or the team and if you are in a podium position you are always in with a chance of winning a race so we will just play it by ear and see.

“Again it is a new track that I have to learn. At Oulton Park I adapted really fast which is something I thrive off like I said at the start of the year. Oulton was one of the hardest tracks I have had to learn and I took advice where I should, but I think Brands Hatch should be easier which is a good thing.

“Brands Hatch is one of the cooler looking tracks and I am looking forward to it; the crowds look pretty amazing there. Everyone says it is one of the bigger rounds of the season and the fans have been great and all their support helps me a lot, so fingers crossed we can have a good weekend and do something special.

“There is always expectation to win again, especially after doing the triple at Donington but it is a different track and we will have to see; it isn’t something that fazes me to be honest. If I can fight for a win then I will and I will do the best I can on the day and not put too much pressure on myself.

“I just want to try and win. I feel good, the team are working really great, so there are no real excuses, I will just do the best I can and give it my all like I always do.”

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