Reviews Scott Redding changes to BMW - Spectacular driver change in the Superbike World Cup

19:06  19 august  2021
19:06  19 august  2021 Source:   motorradonline.de

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The 28-year-old Briton Scott Redding changes to the 2022 season from the Ducati work team to the BMW Motorrad Worldsbk Team. That made BMW now known.

  Scott Redding wechselt zu BMW - Spektakuläere Fahrerwechsel in der Superbike-WM © BMW

Redding has been active in various world championship classes since 2008, among other things, he was launched for five years in the MotoGP. In 2019, he joined for a season in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) and secured the title there. For the 2020 season, he moved to the Ducati's work team in the Superbike World Cup, where he wanted to skip the title to the continuous winner Jonathan Rea.

Sykes-Future Uncertain

Now Redding seems to try his luck with the white-blue from Munich. As BMW now announced, Redding will be at the 2022 season in the BMW Motorrad Worldsbk team as a teammate of the Dutchman Michael Van der Mark. Whether Redding thus replaced Tom Sykes is still unclear. BMW underlines that currently talks with Sykes over a contract extension for the World Superbike season 2022. All other constellations BMW wants to be announced at a later date. BMW clearly aims with the obligation of Redding to the World Cup title.

WSBK Misano FT2: Ducatiest time, only one BMW in the top 10, followers on P16

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"We are very pleased to welcome Scott in our WorldSBK family. He has demonstrated in recent years as well as the transition from the GP to the BSB in the WorldsBK has succeeded in which he is one of the strongest driver in the field. We are therefore convinced that Scott is the perfect new access for the BMW Motorrad Worldsbk team and another reinforcement for our entire WorldsBk project. We welcome Scott warmly and look forward to A strong cooperation, "explains Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director.

"We have been pursuing Scott's career for many years and are very pleased that he will now be part of our team. His successes speak for themselves, and it is great that he can be in and his experience in the BMW Motorrad Worldsbk team in the future. With its commitment, BMW Motorrad Motorsport once again emphasizes the great importance of the WorldSBK project and the objective to establish itself at the top, "commented BMW Motorrad Worldsbk Team boss Shaun Muir the redding commitment.

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