After no announcement came on Sunday from Scott Redding about his plans for 2024 the WorldSBK rider took to Instagram today to provide an update about when he will announce what he will be doing next season.
Scott Redding has taken to his personal Instagram account to address the rumours that he would be leaving the WorldSBK paddock come the end of the 2023 season. In the short update that Redding gave he was able to tell his fans that he will be staying in WorldSBK for the 2024 season.
The rumours of Redding leaving WorldSBK came after what appeared to be a breakdown in the relationship between BMW and Redding throughout the last two seasons. However, he has confirmed that he will not be leaving.
BMW have signed Toprak Razgatlioglu for the 2024 season and have also given Garrett Gerloff, Michael van der Mark and Loris Baz contracts for next year so if Redding stayed there would have a to a major shuffle at BMW.
"I said on Saturday the news will be coming out on Sunday," said Scott Redding on his Instagram story. "Or that something should be coming. All I can tell you is that I will be staying in World Superbikes, and that is all I can give you."
"It still can't be said what is going on, but if it gives you a little bit more ease I will be staying in the World Superbike paddock. So, see you there again!"
Who will Redding ride for next year?
Redding was unable to state whether he would be riding for BMW again next season and could only confirm the Championship he will be in. This now sparks the question of 'who will Redding ride for next year in WorldSBK?'
Since Yamaha have a space available in their factory squad for 2024 Redding could be on his way there, but at the same time he could have accepted a deal with BMW for a ride in their factory squad for another season.
However, we could also see the 2019 British Superbike Champion drop down to a satellite team in WorldSBK. The most likely satellite teams that he would join would be Barni, GoEleven and Motocorsa Ducati. This would put Redding back on the last bike he won a race on in the WorldSBK paddock.