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Redding edges BSB title despite valiant final push by Brookes

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Scott Redding's interview after winning Race 2

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ByJen Offord
20/10/2019 at 15:31 | Updated 20/10/2019 at 15:55

Scott Redding took the title after the final race day of the British Superbikes season despite a valiant comeback by Josh Brookes who won all three races.

Brookes took the early lead in the final race of the day, and initially looked like he might get his way, with Redding lagging behind in fourth place before edging into third in the eighth lap.

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But with the Championship in the bag as long as he could manage a top-five finish, Redding didn't seem to pressure himself much to make further gains, still back in third place as they went into their last three laps.

It was Brookes who ultimately won the final race in addition to Saturday and Sunday's earlier efforts, but with a third-place finish behind Tommy Bridewell in the final race that was enough to seal the deal for Redding.

Earlier in the day, going into the second race, Redding led Be Wiser Ducati team-mate Brookes by just 19 championship points after Brookes won the first race on Saturday.

Race two went to the wire with Brookes leading by just 0.119, and so too did the title.

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However, with Brookes still 14 points behind Redding, the latter did just enough to win in his first BS season.

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