Fresh from his double victory at Assen two weeks ago, Be Wiser Ducati rider Scott Redding took up where he left off with another pair of victories at the penultimate round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Donington Park.

Having taken pole position aboard the factory-supported Be Wiser Ducati Panigale V4R - which is used by the Langwathby-based team - for the fifth time this season, the 26-year-old, from Gloucester, romped to his 10th win of the season in the opening encounter before he claimed win number 11 later in the afternoon to make him unbeaten in the title-deciding Showdown to lead the series by 28 points going into the final round.

Team-mate and title rival Josh Brookes maintained his title challenge with a double podium but, despite his second-placed and third-placed finishes, the 36-year-old Australian lost vital ground to Redding but with the Brands Hatch GP track being one of his most successful, Brookes is determined to make amends at the final round.

Redding said: “I felt comfortable in race one, so I was able to manage everything quite well.

"I felt settled leading the race but, when a few spots of rain began to fall, I eased off a bit as I didn’t want to get caught out.

"When the rain stopped, I was able to set the fastest lap of the race and pull away again, so it worked out well in the end. The second race was tricky, too, as I had a problem with the gear-shifter, so I was pleased to bring the bike home and get the double."

Brookes said: "I don’t feel like I’m getting the best out of myself, so I’m disappointed with the results but there are still 75 points available, so we’ll see what happens at the final round."