Aruba Ducati’s Scott Redding has unwrapped the Panigale V4R he will campaign in this year’s WorldSBK series and believes he is in a great place to push Jonathan Rea for the title.
Redding made his debut in 2020, going into the season with relatively little experience of the bike and on some tracks he had never seen before. This year it’s all different…
“The 2020 season was a really exciting year for me, it was my first year in World Superbike and to be with the great manufacturer of Ducati was really nice. We had a great bond also with the team. This is important to me and this is what gave me the feeling to try races again, I hope for 2021, we can go one step more,” said Redding.
“The difference from the 2020 season going into the 2021 season is the experience that I’ve gained. I’m not going to every circuit… it’s not that I don’t know the track, but I don’t know it with a Superbike, the tyres, the brakes.
“Small details but it means I need to start lower down than the other guys and play catch-up. On top of that, there were new circuits for me to learn as well, the new format in WorldSBK compared to all the other racing I’ve done in my career. Going for 2021, I’ve got all that in my pocket so I’m looking forward to being able to start on the same level as the other guys at the beginning and being able to fight for more victories.
“My strong point as a rider I think is the mentality. I arrived in this Championship deeply believing that I have a chance to win the title and we extended the challenge until the last round. It was a great result and now I’m hungry to be able to take that step towards the title.”