British Superbike championship leader Scott Redding has done the double at Assen today, taking the win in both races.
The ex MotoGP rider showed his pace at the first round into the showdown, topping every practice session as well as putting it on pole. He was setting lap times 0.7s quicker than the lap record set by Leon Haslam in 2018.
Race 1 saw Redding looked set to have an early battle with fellow showdown contender Tommy Bridewell before the Oxford Racing rider crashed on lap 9. Redding finished the race ahead of teammate and closest rival, Josh Brookes. This meant the gap at the top of the championship was 2 point in Reddings favour.
It was a tentative start to race 2 for Redding, almost looking uncomfortable and frustrated behind other riders all dicing for the lead. It all eventually evened out with Redding taking the win by 3s over the battling Bridewell, Buchan and Brookes, finishing in that order.
This now means Scott leads the championship by a healthy 14 points with just 5 races to go. We’re in for a great end of the season!