The Be Wiser Ducati team heads for round six of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Snetterton this weekend in confident mood after recent races which see rider Scott Redding lead the series with team-mate Josh Brookes in third.

Having won eight of the last nine races between them for Paul Bird’s Langwathby-based team, both four-time GP winner Redding and Aussie Brookes are looking forward to the round which comprises the midway point in the 2019 season.

Following a superb victory at Knockhill, Redding holds a four-point advantage over fellow Ducati rider Tommy Bridewell, with Brookes just 27 points further adrift aboard the factory-supported Be Wiser Ducati Panigale V4R.

And while Redding will be making his debut at yet another British track, for Brookes, the Norfolk circuit has proven to be a happy hunting ground in years gone by.

The three-mile "300" track lends itself to great racing and, over recent seasons, both the PBM team and Ducati have enjoyed some good results which included former rider Shane "Shakey" Byrne winning eight of the previous nine races before his accident prior to the Snetterton round last year sidelined him.

Brookes, meanwhile, has scored a podium finish at least every year at Snetterton bar one since 2010, and that was the year he was away contesting the World Superbike Championship in 2016. However, it’s been 10 years since he last won there so he’ll be keen to get back to winning ways after failing to make the podium at Knockhill.

Redding said: "I did a few laps on a road bike a few weeks ago and I like the track and the layout which should suit both me and the bike, so I’m excited to get going this weekend.

"Hopefully, we can have some good weather and I can get some decent track time to help me get up to speed quickly.

"It means nothing to be leading the series at this stage of the season, it’s all about picking up as many podium points as possible as that will be very important come the Showdown.

"The plan as always is to challenge for the podium and, if the win is possible, then I’ll go for it."

Brookes said: "I want to immediately bounce back after Knockhill and put the disappointment of not scoring a podium well and truly behind us.

"It wasn’t a disaster, but such is the expectation this year the results weren’t great. So, now, I’m only focusing on this weekend.

"I think the track will suit the bike and I love the track, but we need to be continually improving the whole package. 

"I’ve had some great results around Snetterton in the past and hope to add a couple more wins to my tally this weekend."