What does the future hold for Redding and Gerloff after Bonovo BMW’s withdrawal announcement?

Just a day after the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship concluded its visit to Misano, the Bonovo Action BMW team announced they would be withdrawing from the Championship at the end of the year. The news has left Scott Redding and teammate Garrett Gerloff searching for a new ride for 2025 and beyond, and at Donington Park, the pair discussed what’s next for them as they search for a new home.


Redding made his WorldSBK debut in 2020 with the Aruba.it Racing – Ducati squad, racing for them for two seasons before switching to BMW for 2022. He raced at the ROKiT BMW outfit for 2022 and 2023 before a sideways move to Bonovo BMW for this season. With 40 podiums and 12 wins to his name, the #45 will surely be a rider being discussed for several teams up and down the paddock next year.

Discussing his future, Redding said: “It’s a shame because the team has been a great place for me. They’ve been very welcoming. I’ve enjoyed my team there. To hear the news at the end of Misano was a little bit of a shock to me. My idea is to continue here with BMW, I’m contracted with BMW for next year. It was a shock to them also, so I think there’s a lot of things going on behind the wall. I hope they can come up with a good solution for me because I want to continue with them next year.”

THE NEXT STEPS FOR GERLOFF: searching for a seat

American star Gerloff made his debut at the same time as his teammate but with the GYTR GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team. The Texan spent three seasons on the R1, claiming six podiums before his move to Bonovo for 2023. At the backend of last season, the #31 was often the lead BMW rider and this showed when he claimed pole at Magny-Cours, although he is yet to stand on the rostrum with the M 1000 RR.

Outlining where he sees his future, Gerloff stated: “I’m so happy to have had the last two years with Bonovo. It’s been one of the best things I’ve been a part of, and my group of guys especially are just such good friends. I’m confident I’ll be able to find something, somewhere, to continue racing. It’s my passion and what I want to do. We’re working on things for next year. I’d love to stay in the World Championship. It’s been amazing since I came here and all the experiences I’ve had, the good times… maybe not the bad times! I’d love to continue in this paddock and that’s the priority.”

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Source: WorldSBK.com

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