Scott Redding may have only just announced his plans for the 2019 race season, but the 25-year-old has already set his sights on securing a factory World Superbike seat in 2021.
After losing his ride with the Aprilia MotoGP team, Redding has spent the last few months considering the best path to take for the future and came to the decision that a sideways step to BSB could be the best thing to kickstart his career.
With no bikes currently capable of winning available in World Superbike for next year, Redding opted to head to Britain with the factory-supported Be Wiser Ducati squad, where he plans to spend two years before moving to World Superbikes in 2021, when factory seats could next be available as the likes of Jonathan Rea and Chaz Davies’ contracts expire.
“I’ve been in MotoGP, I’ve done it but I haven’t given up on my dream of being a world champion,” Redding told MCN.
“My chances of doing that in MotoGP are now over, so my target now is to be in BSB for two years and then move to World Superbikes and try and take the title there. I need to take a step sideways to move forward again and that’s what this is, we’re kickstarting a new chapter in my career.”
Read the full, exclusive interview with Redding on his BSB move in this week’s MCN.