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Donington Park WorldSBK: The British duo at ROKiT BMW have their 'fingers crossed for a successful weekend'

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BMW have not had the best season so far in WorldSBK and are yet to get a podium in the opening five rounds. However, the British round of the season opens a chance for Scott Redding and Tom Sykes to claim silverware.

Scott Redding picked up a podium at his home round last season as he finished third place in the Superpole Race last year. However, this season has been a different story for Redding. Currently the British rider is 15th in the Championship.

There are rumours that Redding will leave BMW come the end of the 2023 season, but Redding has until July 15th to decide if he wants to continue with the German manufacturer. But before then he has his sights set on a good result this weekend.


“I’m looking forward to my home round at Donington Park," said Redding before the start of his home round of the season.

"Last year, it went well there for us and I would like to achieve similar results this time. That would be great in front of my home crowd. There is a new track surface so we need to see how that reacts with the tyres.”

>>> 2023 WorldSBK Championship standings <<<

On the other side of the garage should have been Michael van der Mark, but the 2013 World Superbike Champion, Tom Sykes, is still there as a replacement rider.

Over the years Sykes has become a Donington master and took two wins there last year in the British Superbike Championship.

“I am very much looking forward to Donington Park. It’s my home race and a circuit that I enjoy," Tom Sykes addded.

"It’s also the home race for the ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. Not only that, on the BMW in the past I’ve had some success there so we have that in mind and with what we learnt at Misano we can hopefully make the base setting of the BMW M 1000 RR a bit more suited to me.

"I’ve had a good chat with my crew-chief Marcus Eschenbacher in between with some ideas for Donington so I am really looking forward to the possibilities.

"We’ve also had some fantastic weather here in the UK and if that can continue into the weekend, I can imagine that it can provide excellent racing for the fans. Fingers crossed for a successful weekend.”

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