Scott all set for Silverstone
This forthcoming Easter weekend sees the Be Wiser Ducati Racing Team commence their bid to regain the title they surrendered last year when the opening round of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship gets underway at Silverstone.
With a brand new line up of four-times Grand Prix winner Scott Redding and former BSB champion Josh Brookes, who will have at their disposal the exciting factory-supported Be Wiser Ducati Panigale V4 R, hopes are high of success following a positive pre-season testing schedule which saw both riders towards the top of the time sheets.
26-year-old Redding, from Quedgeley in Gloucestershire, teams up with the Lake District-based team once again, the pair resurrecting a partnership which saw team boss Paul Bird back him in various junior championships at the start of his career which started in minimotos in 2001. Scott has for the past five seasons raced in the elite MotoGP class, claiming two podiums during that time.
“I’m really excited going into the first round and to compete in my first BSB races at Silverstone. It’s going to be tough as the format is different as I’m not used to doing two races in a day, there’s the new tracks I’m going to have to adapt to and of course, there are the fantastic fans to race in front of. The shorter track at Silverstone means there’s going to be lots of action and you need more balls than skill at times. The bike is good, the team is excellent and I’m ready so let’s get this started.”
There is live action on Eurosport throughout the weekend with Datatag Extreme Qualifying on Easter Saturday from 16.00 and the Bennetts BSB races live on Easter Sunday at 13.30 and 16.30. Free-to-air channel Quest will be showing the action live and highlights will be broadcast during the week including on ITV4 on Wednesday evening at 20.00.