Scott Redding proved precisely why he cannot be discounted for the WorldSBK Championship in his maiden season of competition as he powered to a pair of wins as the series resumed in Jerez.

Rising above scorching temperatures at the southern Spanish venue, Redding produced a smartly executed performance in race one from pole position, stalking leader Jonathan Rea for much of the race before pouncing for the lead with six laps remaining.

From there he simply eased out to victory, his first in WorldSBK and his first on the international stage since 2013 when he competed in Moto2.

Though Rea hit back with a win in the shorter Superpole Race, Redding was in dominant form for race two, taking the lead at the start of lap two before easing out a dominant winner over Ducati team-mate Chaz Davies.

Extending a run of six podiums in six races – the first of which came five months ago in Australia before the campaign was halted due to the coronavirus - Redding is delighted to be making his mark on the series at this stage in the season.

“To have two victories here, a pole position and a second position, very happy for me and the ARUBA Ducati team. They put a great bike under me for these conditions and for me to ride it well. We did a good job. I could’ve won the Superpole Race.

“I had the pace to win but I was stuck with Toprak for too long. I had to make sure I had the pace to win in Race 2, and I felt good with the bike and managed to get away and feel comfortable to just tick the lap times off. Really happy to bring back two victories for Ducati.”



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