RACING

Gloucester-born Scott Redding wins British Superbike Championship

Gloucester’s Scott Redding became the British Superbike Champion at Brands Hatch on Sunday.

Redding needed to finish in the top five in race three to take the championship.

He started second on the grid but dropped back to fifth with team-mate Josh Brookes heading up the pack.

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It took only seven laps for Redding to snatch third from Iddon and while the 26-year-old slowed in the remaining laps behind race winner Brookes, he crossed the line third, 12.3 seconds behind race winner Brookes.

That was enough to seal first and second places for Be Wiser Ducati team in the championship.

Redding is the first rider to win the title in his debut year, and will now move onto the Superbike World Championship with Aruba.it Racing in 2020.

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