News 3 Dec 2019

Redding ‘making progress’ as WorldSBK transition continues

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BSB champion and former MotoGP contender Scott Redding believes he’s making progress as he continues his transition to the WorldSBK-spec Ducati Panigale V4 R.

The British ace was once again highly-competitive in testing at Jerez last week, winding up sixth on day one before going fifth fastest on day two.

Redding continued to work on the electronics while also sampling new tyres from Pirelli, which has ultimately provided him with a direction ahead of the 2020 season.

“We’re still not where we’d like to be but we’re making progress,” Redding admitted. “As well as testing the new tyres brought by Pirelli, we managed to work a bit more with the electronics, which are totally new to me in Superbike.

“In general I was quite happy by the end of the test, it’s good to have that bonding between myself and the Panigale V4 R and know which direction to work in ready for the 2020 season.”

The next test for the WorldSBK series will take place back at the Jerez circuit before moving immediately on to Portimao, from the 21-26 January.

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