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SBK, Redding: “I chose BMW because it was the only manufacturer that really wanted me”

“This is the right time to make the move to BMW. I’ll always be grateful to Ducati and the many fans for everything they’ve done.”

SBK: Redding: “I chose BMW because it was the only manufacturer that really wanted me”

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The Superbike market has had a major shock in the last 24 hours. Alvaro Bautista is, in fact, ready to return to Ducati, while Scott Redding has already signed with BMW. The announcement was made this morning, with the future rider of the Monaco team who wanted to send a message to all his fans on social networks.

#45’s message: “This is a very special day for me to announce that I will be joining BMW Motorrad Motorsport for the 2022 World Superbike Championship campaign. They were the first manufacturer that really wanted me to sign for them, and I’m thrilled that we have been able to reach this agreement. This was a very difficult decision for me, because I have enjoyed my time with Ducati immensely. I have raced for them in MotoGP, British Superbikes, and World Superbikes. They helped me win the British Superbike title in my first attempt in 2019, and I was able to finish runner-up in my first season in World Superbike their support last year. I will always have a special place in my heart for the people at Ducati people and their incredible fans. My only focus now is to continue giving my maximum for Ducati and my crew for the remainder of 2021. We are still fighting to win the title, and I’m determined to end our relationship in a positive fashion. But I feel it is the right time to move to BMW Motorrad and take on a new and exciting challenge. They have demonstrated dedication and development since their come back to WorldSBK. I’m honored that they have put their trust in me to help them achieve their goals, and I am completely convinced that, with their commitment, ambition and resources, we can achieve great success together.

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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