QUEDGELEY'S Scott Redding has become British Superbike champion, grabbing the 2019 crown in the Brands Hatch triple-header finale.

He bagged seven wins during the 2019 BSB season, but trailed teammate Josh Brookes in the title race after the points were reset ahead of the Assen round under the series' play-off like showdown format.

Redding won both races at Assen and completed a double at Donington, too, arriving at Brands with a 28-point lead over Brookes.

This was cut to 19 points when Brookes won the opening race of the weekend, although Redding recovered to third after a qualifying issue put him to ninth on the grid.

Brookes won again in Race 2 but Redding bagged second, keeping a 14-point lead ahead of the final race.

Redding needed was a top five result and although he had a shaky start with him dropping to fifth and Brookes taking the lead, Redding recovered.

With Bridewell challenging Brookes, Redding quickly moved up to third and the trio eventually finished the race in the same order.

Redding has now signed a deal to race for the Ducati works team in World Superbike.