- Third place for Scott Redding with his BMW M 1000 RR in WorldSBK race one at Autodrom Most.
- Strong performance also underlined in other races.
- Loris Baz with two eleventh-place finishes, Peter Hickman in the points in second race.
Most. Scott Redding (GBR) has followed up his third place in the Superpole race at Donington Park (GBR) by securing a podium finish with his BMW M 1000 RR in a main race. Redding was consistently involved at the front in race one at Most (CZE), giving BMW Motorrad Motorsport and the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team reason to celebrate by claiming third place after 22 laps. Redding underlined this strong performance by securing fourth place in race two on Sunday. Most hosted the sixth round of the FIM Superbike World Championship 2022 (WorldSBK).
The free practice sessions on Friday showed that Redding was producing the pace on the BMW M 1000 RR at Most as well. The British rider recorded the second-fastest time of the day. He finished seventh in a hotly-contested Superpole on Saturday morning, missing out on the top three by just one-tenth of a second.
The only way was up for Redding from this grid position. He played a key role in a thrilling battle between the leaders, holding on to second place for some time. He finally dropped back one place in the closing stage but finished third to secure his first podium of the season in a main race. In the Superpole race on Sunday morning, Redding fell back some way in the opening stage but battled back to finish eighth in the ten-lap sprint race. That was his starting position for race two and he was once again battling with the leading group. Redding was forced to take an emergency exit on lap six, which cost him some time and knocked him back into fifth position. He was, however, able to regain fourth spot and maintained that position to the finish line.
In the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team, Loris Baz (FRA) made a good start the weekend as he recorded the sixth-fastest time on Friday. He finished eleventh in the Superpole, in race one and in the Superpole race. However, he retired early from a top ten position in race two after taking a tumble on lap five. His team-mate Eugene Laverty (IRL) was still struggling with functional impairment in his injured right arm at Most. He started from 20th on the grid, finishing 19th in race one and 18th in the Superpole race. On Sunday afternoon, Laverty then decided that the risk to ride with the weakened arm would be too big and did not take part in race two.
Peter Hickman (GBR), replacing the injured Michael van der Mark (NED) for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team at Most, improved in each session. He finished 22nd in the first race after being pushed out in the opening laps and losing a substantial amount of time. He crossed the line in 19th place in the Superpole race and scored two points for finishing 14th in race two.
The WorldSBK is now taking a summer break for the next few weeks. The seventh race event of the season will take place from 9th to 11th September at Magny-Cours (FRA).