Scott Redding will move to MotoGP in 2014, riding the new production Honda racer for Go & Fun Honda Gresini.
Scott Redding will move to the MotoGP class in 2014, riding one of Honda’s new production racers for Go & Fun Honda Gresini. Redding signed a two-year contract with the team and will campaign the newly developed RCV1000R during his rookie season. The British rider currently leads the Moto2 championship by 21 points ahead of Pol Espargaro, who will make his debut in the premier-class next season as well with Monster Yamaha Tech 3. Quotes below provided courtesy of Team Go & Fun Honda Gresini.
Fausto Gresini – “I’m delighted to be able to work with a young talent like Scott Redding. We have signed a two-year contract together, with the clear aim of building an ambitious project that should see him develop and be taken to the pinnacle of MotoGP. Scott has already shown that he has a lot of quality and so we are proud to welcome him into our team. We cannot wait to begin working with him; his riding style is great to watch, as is his approach to racing.”
Scott Redding – “I am looking forward to the challenge of MotoGP next season. I’ll be racing alongside the best riders in the world, aboard the brand new Honda RCV1000R, so I know already how steep a learning curve it’s going to be. This was why it was so important to me that I made this step with an experienced team, and there are few more experienced in the MotoGP paddock than Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini. But my focus now is on winning the Moto2 World Championship for Marc van der Straten, without whose support over the past four years I wouldn’t even have been given this opportunity to move up to the premier class.”
Bruno Bollini, GO&FUN President – “I’m really happy that we have signed the deal with Scott Redding. We couldn’t have chosen a better rider. I’ve been following him closely over the past couple of seasons and I think he’s a great talent and represents the future of motorcycling. He is young, fast and full of energy. His riding style along with his own ‘trendy’ look mean he fits in perfectly with the GO&FUN message; energy, adrenaline, intelligence and enjoyment. I am certain that 2014 will be a fantastic season results-wise, and that Redding will be a positive addition to the success of Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini.”