Redding targets first win at Donington BSB
Be Wiser Ducati’s Scott Redding is targeting his maiden Bennetts British Superbike win at this weekend’s Donington Park round.
The former MotoGP star, who famously became the youngest-ever GP winner at the Leicestershire track in 2008, believes familiarity with Donington and the fact it is a bit more like the circuits he is used to will enable him to be fast straightaway.
“Donington Park is a circuit that should suit me a little bit better even though I enjoyed Oulton Park so much, going to Donington is a more Grand Prix style track so a little bit more like my habitat and what I am used to,” said Redding.
Obviously there are three races there so I think it is a good chance for me to bag some more points to get up in the championship a bit more and close the gap to the leaders.
“I am really looking forward to it as I have great memories there; I won in 2008 and I got a podium in 2009 so I am looking forward to a good weekend.”
Redding has lapped Donington on a road-going Panigale in recent days and believes that a first win is a realistic goal.
“I rode the track the other day on a street bike and just felt good to be there. The track looked quite a lot different as to 2009, which was the last time I had ever been to Donington Park until this week so it was like a newbie again to me.
“The track was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to get out there and see what we can do. I want to try and get my first win of the year at Donington Park – that is my goal and I think that is realistic so we will be working hard to achieve that.”