WorldSBK Portimao: Redding targets top five fight

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BMW Motorrad’s Scott Redding is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing Barcelona as WorldSBK moves to Portugal this weekend.

With just one eighth-place finish to his name last time out, Redding has the top five in his sights for round nine at the Autódromo do Algarve. A challenging but satisfying circuit, the 4.6km layout offers a technical mix of undulations and both fast and slow corners for the Brit to get his teeth into on the M1000RR.

“For me, Portimao is a good circuit, very technical,” Redding explained. “I quite enjoy riding it because of the character, the up and down, the long corners, the slow corners, so I am very excited to go there.

“Obviously, after a tough weekend at Barcelona, it would be nice to try to get back to where we were, but again it’s another new track for me with BMW, so I don’t know the potential.

“I know BMW had a good result there last year in the rain-mixed conditions so let’s see what we can do. It would be nice to get back to the top five, and if we are feeling really strong it would be nice to try and get a podium again or at least fight for it. I am looking forward to it.”