Superb top four for Scott on home ground at Donington

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BMW Motorrad Motorsport made important progress at the sixth round of the 2023 FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) at Donington Park (GBR). Scott Redding (GBR) and the ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team secured a top-four finish at their home race.

In Saturday morning’s Superpole qualifying session, Scott finished twelfth. In the first race on Saturday afternoon, just before the finish line, Scott overtook Sykes, crossing the line in eighth position and achieving his second-best race result of the season.

The goal in Sunday’s Superpole race was to improve on the starting positions for the second main race in the afternoon: Scott finished ninth.

After the restart of Sunday’s second main race, Scott initially held eighth position before steadily advancing through the field in the second half of the race. On the 19th out of a total of 22 laps, he moved up to fourth place and successfully defended it until the end. That secured his best race result of the season so far.

The seventh round of the WorldSBK 2023 will take place from 14th to 16th July at Imola, Italy.

Scott Redding

“Today has been pretty good. Warm up wasn’t the best for me so I thought it is going to be a hard day. The Superpole race was not bad and I finished ninth. I needed to be up there for race two. You saw the difference it makes as I had a good start. Unfortunately there was this accident, so I send my wishes to Tom and Michael. At the re–start, I got through pretty cleanly, and I do generally struggle at the start of the race to go with the front guys a little bit more. Then I thought to just keep the pressure on because I knew I come stronger. I was believing in myself to come better in the end. I had Petrucci in front and he was a bit faster so I could not get him but I got the Yamaha and I got the Kawasakis and just pushed until the end. It would have been nice to have a podium but to have a ride like that after such a difficult season is great.”