BSB title win means so much to me – 2019 BSB Champion Scott Redding

Scott Redding is 'over the moon' to come, see and conquer the British Superbike Championship as he sealed the 2019 BSB title at Brands Hatch

Scott Redding - BE Wiser Ducati [credit: Ian Hopgood]

Scott Redding says he is ‘over the moon’ to have wrapped up the 2019 British Superbike Championship, his maiden high-profile title win.

The Be Wiser Ducati rider collected a trio of podium results in the Brands Hatch finale to resist triple winner and team-mate Josh Brookes by a mere five points following a thrilling back-and-forth over the seven-race Title Showdown.

Ending the season with 11 wins – to Brookes’ 10 – including four during the Title Showdown, though Redding came into BSB with high expectations from his time competing in MotoGP he still had to learn the rigours of the championship, the machine and the circuits.

Despite this, Redding adapted quickly and saw off a fierce foe in Brookes to become the first rider outright to win the BSB title in their rookie year. *

He capped the result off with a typically ostentatious celebration which led to him being literally crowned champion and being carried in a throne.

“After a few lean years, we came here to try and win the championship and we did it! It means so much to me to win this and I can’t thank everyone enough for all their support and it feels so good to have so many people behind me. 

“I had a small problem in today’s second race and had to be so gentle on the bike and simply concentrated on finishing in third. 

“In the first race today, I felt really comfortable and felt I could have a go at winning as that’s always my goal so I had a go on the last lap although I knew Josh would come straight back at me. 

“The last thing I wanted to do was crash and I was very mindful of the fact I needed to finish so took the second place. I’m over the moon to have won the BSB Championship and we’re going to have a big party tonight!”

* Gregorio Lavilla could also be classified as winning the 2005 BSB title in his rookie year but he did start a BSB round a year earlier