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Scott Redding teases imminent announcement of his 2024 plans... but what will they be?

Scott Redding says ‘an announcement of where I’m going for 2024’ could be made public during this weekend’s seventh round of the 2023 WorldSBK Championship at Imola.

The British rider’s future with the factory ROKiT BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team has been in doubt ever since the German manufacturer confirmed its had signed 2021 WorldSBK champion Toprak Razgatlioglu from Yamaha for the next two seasons.

It has left BMW with a decision to make on whether to retain Redding or current team-mate Michael van der Mark.


Redding, who joined BMW at the start of the 2022 WorldSBK season after departing Aruba.it Ducati, has delivered stronger individual results on paper than van der Mark, but has endured bouts of inconsistent form. 

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van der Mark, meanwhile, has been hampered by a series of injury lay-offs for the past 18 months, but scored BMW’s first win in almost a decade at Portimao in 2021.

While BMW has remained tight-lipped over who will partner Razgatlioglu, paddock speculation has leaned towards it retaining van der Mark, with the Dutchman hinting as much when speaking to the media at Donington Park last time out.

As for Redding’s plans, there has been some chatter that he could be on a satellite Ducati next year, potentially at Go Eleven. His former Moto2 team, Marc VDS - which announced today of its plans to enter WorldSBK next season - could also be a tempting option, though there has been no word over whether it will add a second entry alongside the confirmed Sam Lowes.

Either way, he says an announcement is imminent and could come as early as this weekend in Italy.

“It’d be nice if the bike was nice to me this weekend and I didn’t have to focus so much on the settings and I could just focus on riding the track,” he told the WorldSBK website. 

“I think on Sunday, there’ll be an announcement of where I’m going and what I’m doing for 2024.”

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