Round six of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship proved to be a memorable one for a number of reasons for the Langwathby-based Be Wiser Ducati team, as Scott Redding romped to a superb double win at Snetterton.

Making his debut at the Norfolk track, the 26-year-old ex-MotoGP ace topped every practice and qualifying session on his factory-supported Be Wiser Ducati Panigale V4R before winning the first race to extend his lead at the top of the standings and, in doing do, gave Paul Bird’s Cumbrian team their 100th BSB victory.

Not content with that, Redding scorched to victory in race two to add more vital podium points to his tally while adding the prestigious Monster Energy Race of Aces Trophy to his collection. 

The only blot on his record at the weekend was a hefty spill in Sunday morning’s warm-up session, but the end result is the four-times GP winner holds a 38-point advantage going into the next round at Thruxton.

Team-mate Josh Brookes recorded a pair of runner-up positions behind Redding to get his title bid back on track after a disappointing round at Knockhill last month. The 36-year-old Australian led race two briefly before ending second best to Redding and his solid points means he has moved to within three points of Tommy Bridewell in second.

Importantly for PBM, Brookes’ results meant, in the prestigious history of Britain’s most successful motorcycle racing team, it’s the first time they have done the "double one-two" with Be Wiser Ducatis taking the top two spots in both races.

Redding said: “I’m really happy with how the weekend has gone and to end with a double victory is brilliant. 

“The first race was quite difficult after the morning crash, so I needed to bide my time and let the race come to me. I was struggling a little to get out of the corners but, after a good battle with the other riders, I managed to come through and pull a gap to the end of the race. 

“In the second race, I learnt an awful lot by seeing what the other riders were doing and I rode as smoothly as I could throughout and made my move on Josh when the time felt right.

"It couldn’t have gone much better so a big thanks to the team for doing a phenomenal job.”

Brookes said: “I felt really strong at the end of the first race and while I was being a little bit conservative in the early stages, the battle I had with Tarran Mackenzie cost both of us time and it allowed Scott to make a bit of a break.

"By the time I got up to second, it was too big a gap to bridge but it was a good start to the day.”