Scott Deroue - British Motostar Champion 2015

Redline KTM - Silverstone

It was a fantastic weekend for the Redline KTM team and their young rider Scott Deroue at the penultimate round of the HEL Performance Motostar Championship at Silverstone. The young Dutchman did not only take a brilliant double race win but he also secured the 2015 British Motostar Championship.

The 19-year-old from Holland made his debut appearance in the series this year and he has fought throughout the Championship with Taz Taylor. Scott showed his knowledge and former GP experience and rode throughout the year with a sensible head on his shoulders. He has taken 10 wins so far and has only been off the podium twice throughout the entire season.

The team new the Championship could be finalised this weekend at Silverstone and it was down to Scott to perform throughout the weekend and he lived up to the challenge. He was quickest in first practice and sat comfortably in second place on the grid for the opening race on Saturday.

He got a great start and once again was locked in a battle with Taz Taylor for the win; the pair continued to swap places throughout the eight lap race but eventually Scott managed to get the drag to the line, winning by 0.04.

For race two on Sunday, if Taz Taylor was to win, Scott needed to finish fourth to win the Championship but Scott, in his true racer mentality wanted to win in style. He started from second again for the 10-lap race, got a good start and was locked in another battle with Taylor, Ed Rendell and Dani Saez. Saez crashed out on lap eight but the trio of Scott, Taz and Ed battled on to the end with Scott taking another superb win 0.03 in front of Taz. The three podium riders were a massive 27 seconds in front of fourth place.

Scott will now travel to the final round at Brands Hatch as the new Champion and has no pressure on him but will no doubt want to end the season on a high note for the Redline KTM team.

Scott Deroue- "Firstly I would like to thank Tim Walker from Redline KTM for giving me this fantastic opportunity for this season to race with their team. We have had a really good relationship and we all had the same goal right from the start.

 

Thank you to Tim, Nick, Josh, George and Matt for being part of the team and helping me so much this season and giving me the perfect bike all year. Amy for being a great brolly girl, Paula and Carolyn for keeping me fed all year.

I've had some great battles with Taz Taylor this season, we had totally different riding styles yet we have managed to do pretty much the same lap times at every race.

I have really enjoyed being a part of the British Superbike series this year, it is a great Championship to be a part of and very well organised.

Last but not least I want to thank my parents for the support they have given me since I started racing and my personal sponsors, without them I wouldn't have been able to be here this season. I'm so pleased to now be the British Champion and it has been a great experience."

Tim Walker - Team Owner Redline KTM- "It has been a great season for me. Working with Scott, he is the most focused rider I have ever worked with. In the beginning he was a little difficult but it's much easier to calm a rider down than to make them faster and we now have a very strong relationship.