BMW Motorrad WorldSBK have confirmed that Scott Redding will make the switch from Ducati to the German manufacturer for the 2022 WorldSBK season.
The announcement comes off the back of Redding claiming his third WorldSBK win of the season at Most.
Redding has spent the last two WorldSBK seasons with Ducati, while also competing for the Italian manufacturer in BSB (2019).
Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director said: “We are very pleased to welcome Scott to our WorldSBK family. In the last years, he has proven to make a great transition from GP through BSB into WorldSBK, to become one of the strongest riders in the field.
“We are therefore convinced that Scott, with his fighting spirit and absolute will to win, is the perfect new addition for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team and another reinforcement for our entire WorldSBK project.
“A warm welcome to Scott, we are looking forward to a strong collaboration.”
Redding will partner Dutch rider Michael Van Der Mark, while the German outfit remains in talks with Tom Sykes regarding a contract extension – meaning three factory BMW’s could line-up on the grid next season.
The signing of Redding is perhaps BMW’s biggest coup since returning to WorldSBK, and one that Team Principal Shaun Muir is excited about.
“We have been following Scott’s career for a number of years and are delighted that he will now become a part of our team,” added Muir.
“His successes speak for themselves and it is great that he will bring his skills and his experience to the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in the future.
“With getting him on board, BMW Motorrad Motorsport once more underlines the huge importance of the WorldSBK project and the aim of establishing themselves at the very top.”