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Assen BSB: Redding ‘still learning’ after double win

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Scott Redding says he is still learning about the Be Wiser Ducati and control Pirelli tyres even after another Bennetts British Superbike double win.

The former MotoGP star was pretty much untouchable for the whole of the Assen weekend and pulled out a gap of 14 points over team-mate Josh Brookes with five races left to go.

“Doing the double here is great, I did live in Holland for a year and a half, so I have a lot of friends and people I class as family, so it’s like another home race for me,” said Redding.

“There was a lot of pressure for me to win by a comfortable gap and I put my head down in both races. I did the best job I could all weekend.

It’s not about winning by miles, it’s about doing a clever race and I’m still learning so much about these bikes and these tyres. I need to do this one step at a time and race by race.

“In race two when Luke Stapleford [Stapleford] came past, he was holding me up but he was also un-passable because he was squeezing on the gas, so I had to sit there and wait a bit hoping not to get too beaten up from guys behind!

“When I felt it was my time to go, I just picked the guys off and just got my head down and got that little bit more and that little bit more. I felt more comfortable at the front and happy to come away with two victories at Assen.

“I can look forward now to Donington Park because that was a good circuit earlier in the year for me so I have good memories there.”

Bennetts British Superbike Championship standings after Assen

Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) 595
Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 581
Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) 544
Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) 540
Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 527
Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) 517

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