Scott Redding will move up to MotoGP for the 2014 season after signing a two year contract with GO&FUN Honda Gresini on the eve of his home Grand Prix at Silverstone. The Briton, who currently leads the Moto2 World Championship by 21 points, will ride Honda’s ‘production racer’ RCV1000R in his rookie season in the premier class and believes he is with the perfect team for such a challenge.
“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.”
Team Manager Fausto Gresini is excited at the prospect of developing Redding into a star of MotoGP and expects his entertaining style to prove a hit with fans across the world.
“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.”