Scott Redding is setting his sights on more silverware just days after securing his first trophies in the WorldSBK Championship as the series heads west from Jerez to the Portimao circuit in Portugal.

The Briton ascended to the head of the 2020 WorldSBK Championship standings – five months after the opening round in Australia – by securing a pair of convincing wins on the Aruba.it Ducati Panigale V4 R in Jerez over the weekend.

With no time to enjoy his success, which put him 24-points clear of Jonathan Rea, Redding is now preparing for the challenge of Portimao, a relatively new venue for him but one that has previously been kind to the Aruba.it team after Alvaro Bautista scored a win in 2019.

“Portimao is an almost new circuit for me. I only raced here once in my career, then I came back for the tests in January. I must admit, though, I had good feelings. It is a track that I really like, that I find fun and the feeling in the tests was positive.

“We've come from an exciting and satisfying weekend and I can't wait to get on my Ducati Panigale V4 R on Friday morning.”

Though somewhat overshadowed by Redding, Jerez represented a positive return to form for Chaz Davies after scoring a podium in the final race of the weekend.

"I hope I can confirm the positive trend we had in Jerez de la Frontera. Last year we achieved a good result on this track as I finished second in Race 1.

“I think we have improved a lot compared to that race and I am sure we have all the credentials to do well. The weather conditions will be different here. We are ready and determined to face this weekend.”

 

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