Scott Redding will re-join the Marc VDS Racing team for the 2015 MotoGP season with the Belgian squad moving up to the premier class for the first time. The Briton spent four years with the team in Moto2 before moving up to MotoGP this season and next season will see him represent them once again, this time aboard a factory-spec customer Honda RC213V.
In his previous spell with the team, Scott took three victories and a further eleven podium finishes, taking him to the verge of the title in 2013 before an injury sustained at Phillip Island cruelly took him out of contention. His rookie season on MotoGP machinery has been similarly impressive with Redding currently 12th in the championship and leading production Honda rider.
Redding’s future has been the subject of intense speculation throughout the summer with the 21 year old stating at Silverstone that his preferred option was to remain with the GO&FUN Gresini squad with the promise of a factory Honda next year. However, Fausto Gresini’s outfit proved unable to raise the funds to run the RC213V next season and have subsequently agreed a partnership with Aprilia which will see them run as the Italian manufacturer’s factory team on their return to MotoGP.
With Gresini out of the running, Marc VDS and the Spanish Aspar team remained the two most viable options for Redding and after the announcement came on their Twitter feed, Marc VDS confirmed they had secured the services of the Gloucestershire hotshot.