Scott enjoys better weekend in Estoril and looks to continue in Misano
After the third race weekend of the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship in Estoril (POR), the results were mixed for BMW Motorrad Motorsport. Scott Redding (GBR) of the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team finished an impressive fourth in the Superpole, before ending the races in eighth, seventh and 11th places.
Scott impressed with a strong fourth place in Saturday morning’s Superpole. In race one – in which he lined up with a special “50 years of BMW M” livery – he was battling in the top five until the halfway point. However, his front tyre then started to wear and Redding eventually crossed the line eighth.
Rain earlier in the day made for difficult, mixed conditions in the Superpole Race on Sunday morning. Scott finished seventh after 10 laps of racing and came home eleventh in race two on Sunday afternoon.
“We had a bit of a better weekend here in Estoril. Qualifying was good after I had a better feeling with the bike in FP1. And this always helps for the rest of the weekend. In race one, we struggled with the front tyre a little bit which was difficult for us. Then in the Superpole race, we probably made the wrong tyre choice. In race two I just struggled to stop the bike so was unable to make good lap times. We had made some changes to the bike from race one to race two and it was not really the correct way to go. But in the end it was a better weekend for me so I hope to continue the form that we had in general over the weekend and seek to continue the momentum in Misano.”