Silverstone BSB: ‘It wasn’t a deserved podium’ – Redding

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Series rookie Scott Redding plans to be more aggressive from the start of this afternoon’s second Bennetts British Superbike Championship race after admitting he didn’t deserve a race one podium.

The former MotoGP rider inherited third place after race leader Jason O’Halloran and his McAMS Yamaha team-mate Tarran Mackenzie clashed on the final lap.

But the Be Wiser Ducati man says that while he’ll take it, he knows it was a lucky podium and hopes to make amends later today.

“It wasn’t a deserved podium,” he said. “I’ll take that as it was, I mean I’d settled for fourth, I didn’t have the pace in the beginning – I didn’t expect them to go so fast in the beginning but they did

“This was my first race on a short track and it’s hard to settle into. I held the gap for a while but they were just a little bit faster than me in one place which I couldn’t recover in other areas.

I also struggled with rear tyre grip a little bit like I had yesterday in FP3 but apart from that, yeah I’m on the podium but I’m looking forward to race two now I’ve got the first one under my belt

“I’m just going to be more aggressive from the beginning.”

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