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Redding makes history in debut Bennetts BSB season

Sunday, October 20 2019

Scott Redding made Bennetts British Superbike Championship history this afternoon, finishing third in the final race of 2019 to take the title in his debut season, beating his Be Wiser Ducati teammate Josh Brookes by just five points.

Brookes produced another incredible ride to take all three races of the Showdown finale, but it wasn't enough to overturn Redding's 28-point advantage going into the weekend. The 2015 champion had to settle for the runner-up spot, with Tommy Bridewell third.

Redding set the series alight in his debut season, scoring double and triple wins on his way to a record-breaking title. He's the first rider ever to lift the crown in his debut season, and he now heads to the world stage with the Aruba.it Racing team in the Superbike World Championship for 2020.

Race three result:

  1. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 1:25.724s
  2. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) +0.223s
  3. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) +12.357s
  4. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) +14.695s
  5. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) +17.952s
  6. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) +18.238s
  7. Jason O'Halloran (McAMS Yamaha) +18.444s
  8. Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) +20.895s
  9. Andrew Irwin (Honda Racing) +23.281s
  10. Dan Linfoot (Santander Salt TAG Yamaha) +23.439s

 Bennetts British Superbike Championship final standings:

  1. Scott Redding (Be Wiser Ducati) 697
  2. Josh Brookes (Be Wiser Ducati) 692
  3. Tommy Bridewell (Oxford Racing Ducati) 636
  4. Danny Buchan (FS-3 Racing Kawasaki) 588
  5. Tarran Mackenzie (McAMS Yamaha) 566
  6. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) 558

Dates for next year's Bennetts British Superbike Championship have been announced, with a summer round on the full Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit on 24-26 July and the finale here in Kent on 16-18 October. Tickets will be on sale very soon, look out for announcements on our website and social media.