Scott Redding (BMW): “I expected that from Iannone” / World Superbike Championship

Scott Redding (BMW): “I expected that from Iannone” / World Superbike Championship

Scott Redding and Andrea Iannone were companions in MotoGP and also had many things in common. Their paths will cross again in the 2024 World Superbike Championship and the BMW driver feels his views have been vindicated.

Scott Redding is something to lose in the first two Superbike meetings. While his new brand mate Toprak Razgatlioglu, who was forced to give up his place in the ROKiT BMW team during the winter, was in the lead and won the race, the Briton stumbled and scored only ten points.

The winners of Phillip Island and Barcelona, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ special, in the future, include two rookies Nicolò Bulega and Andrea Iannone (both Ducati).

The current supersport world champion won the opening race of the 2024 World Superbike Championship and leads the overall standings after the meeting in Spain. Redding, himself in the Ducati factory team between 2020 and 2021, pays tribute to the 24-year-old.

«Bulega is a good driver. “You sink or you swim – and he certainly swims,” ​​praised the BMW driver of Bonovo action. “He did very well from the first day and he is very confident. He rides the bike without stress. Maybe he still struggles a bit in the race – some are fast in the test and some in the race – but we have to remember that he is a rookie and he is doing very well.”

Iannone, on the other hand, impressed with incredible speed after a four-year ban and secured two podiums. The two were rivals in Moto2 for many years and also in MotoGP between 2014 and 2018. Both have a love for the jet set and love to cause offense.

“A lot of people doubted him, but I expected him to fight or be on the podium in Australia,” Redding said. “I’ve raced him all my life. His type of driver doesn’t take a few years off and lose all his skills. He’s aggressive, he fights and he’s good for the Superbike paddock.”