MotoGP rookie Scott Redding will make a guest appearance as an ambassador for bike insurers Bennetts at the Isle of Man TT Races.
The 21-year-old rider from Gloucester will take part in a parade lap around the 37.73-mile course aboard a Honda Fireblade on Friday 6 June as well as dropping the flag for the start of the Lightweight TT race. He will then join the 40,000 race fans to watch the afternoon’s blue riband Senior TT race.
“The TT guys are unique in motorcycle racing,” said Redding, who will be making his first trip to the Island. “I have huge respect and admiration for what they do. The chance to ride round the TT course on a closed road is a brilliant opportunity for me to experience something different and I’m really looking forward to getting out to the Island to meet the TT fans, see the racing first hand and get a lap in as well.”
Redding currently sits in 14th place in the MotoGP standings, finishing in the points in all but one Grand Prix so far this season, and is the second highest Briton in the table, currently outscoring Cal Crutchlow, who stood on the podium six times in 2013.