Scott Redding will leave Ducati after this season, and continue his career in BMW, which will have big goals next season. Redding had a successful season and many good races, but inconsistency led him to fail to get to first place.
This is exactly something that Redding has to work on in the continuation of his career, but he is still happy with how the season went, and he is sorry that he is leaving the team in which he gained a lot of memories. "It’s been really good, little bit sad to leave to be honest," Redding told the official WSBK website when asked to reflect on his time at Ducati, as quoted by motorsport "The team has been amazing from day one, but it’s coming to an end now."
"The season has been good, I’ve had more race wins than last year which is a positive for me. I just had a little bit less luck than last year, it happens in race seasons, but all the time I could perform and do well, I’ve been more consistent, more at the front, so I’m happy with that.
"It would be nice to finish with some more wins this weekend to leave Ducati, but give a nice gift."
Apparently, he still doesn't give up second place and believes he will take advantage of the race between Razgatlioglu and Rea, where they will both do their best, and it is Redding who could take advantage of that and come to another place that would be really fantastic for him.
"Toprak’s got a little bit of a gap to Jonathan, but for both the pressure is high," said Redding. "Toprak doesn’t need to make a mistake, but Jonathan needs to beat him, so he needs to push. "Also, I’m third and I can come through to second, so I’d say I’m the only one who can relax.
I can’t go any further back [in the standings]. They’re both gonna be fighting hard and I’m gonna make it as difficult as possible for both of them, because I want to win some races before the end of the season.
"Between them it will be quite tactical – for Toprak, is it worth risking a crash to win? – there’s a lot of internal emotions as a rider to deal with. "It will be interesting to see who comes out on top and we know in WSBK it can change at any time, and you never know what will be the outcome."