Sensational British teenager Scott Redding has won the final round of the Spanish 125 National Championship at Jerez.
The 14-year-old overcame a traumatic two days of wet practice to control the dry race from the front, his third successive race win in the series on the Spanish-run BQR Aprilia.
Scott Redding said: “Friday practice it was wet and cold. I was quickest on the track but fell off and by the time I got going again, the rain was falling pretty heavily.
“Saturday was even worse weather and I highsided it after eight laps. I wasn’t hurt and the bike only had superficial damage but ended up qualifying eighth.
“On Sunday the track was drying and no one was really sure how hard to push. I really couldn’t afford to crash again so I was only 16th fastest but still felt confident I could do the job in the race.”
Redding did just that. He took the lead by the third corner, had a half a second lead by the end of the first lap and was five seconds in front after six laps.
From there he controlled the race from the front.
He said: “The first time I got to ride the track in really dry conditions was for the race so we didn’t have the bike set up perfectly but it was near enough and the race went to plan.”
Even though he dominated the second half of the season by winning the final three races, Scott Redding didn’t win the title thanks largely to some technical issues with the electronics-controlled carburetion early in the season.
But his performances have already secured him a full time rider in the GP125 World Championship next year with the Spanish team.