Scott Redding takes pole in Assen
Be Wiser Ducati’s Scott Redding showed the opposition a clean pair of heels when he claimed an impressive pole position ahead of the opening Showdown round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Assen today.
The former GP ace put his circuit knowledge of the Dutch track to good use throughout the free practice sessions yesterday, constantly circulating at lap record pace in the glorious conditions to top them both, and that form continued into this morning’s final free practice session where a lap of 1:35.613 saw his fastest lap of the weekend to date aboard the factory-supported Be Wiser Ducati Panigale V4 R.
Into Datatag Extreme Qualifying and the Gloucestershire ace continued his domination by going fastest in Q1 before giving best to Jason O’Halloran in Q2. But that counted for nothing as the four-times GP winner stopped the clocks in Q3 with a 1:35.588 lap to become the fastest ever Bennetts BSB rider around the ‘Cathedral of Speed’.
“I feel really good and it feels nice to come to a track where you can go out of pit lane knowing a few of the secrets of a good lap. It’s working in my favour and I’ve got to try to use that to my advantage. I believe I did that today and setting the quickest ever BSB lap is really good and I’m looking forward to the races tomorrow which should see some good battles.”