Be Wiser Ducati’s Scott Redding lost the Bennetts British Superbike series lead to team-mate Josh Brookes yesterday at Cadwell Park when another nerfing at the hands of Andrew Irwin saw him crash out of race two and score no points.
Redding could only watch as Brookes swept to victory and the top of the points table with Tommy Bridwell and Danny Buchan completing the podium. But a fourth place in race one meant Redding has secured a Showdown spot at the first time of asking.
“The important thing this weekend is that I’ve clinched my place in the Showdown which was the aim at the beginning of the year so we now need to go to the next round at Oulton Park and get some good Podium Points especially as it’s a triple header,” said Redding.
What happened in today’s second race is just one of those things in racing and we just have to move on. The disappointing thing is that it was the same rider that knocked me off at Silverstone earlier this year and that’s what makes it even more disappointing and frustrating.
“The good thing is that I didn’t get injured so I can look forward now to Oulton Park which is a circuit we’ve already been to this year.”
“It was obviously a very disappointing race through no fault of his own. He didn’t have a great start and the rest speaks for itself,” said team co-ordinator Johnny Mowatt.
“It’s far from ideal and, like he says, for it to be from the same rider makes it more difficult to deal with so he’s had a trying weekend.”