Scott Redding says he feels back at home after returning to the Marc VDS stable for his second MotoGP season. The Briton enjoyed several successful years with the Belgian squad and after impressing with Gresini last year, Redding has returned to Marc VDS for their own debut MotoGP campaign.
Speaking at the official launch of the newly named Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS team, Redding’s delight at returning was obvious and the 22-year-old is also pleased with the fact he is Marc VDS’ sole focus in the premier class.
“I’m really happy to be back with a team I know well and as the only rider. It’s something I’ve always dreamed of, as it means all our efforts will be focussed on a single target. Coming back into the Marc VDS structure feels like coming home to me and the fact that I already know how they work will help us to achieve good results this season. We still have some work to do ahead of the Qatar race if we are to be a little closer to the fastest riders, but I’m confident we are going in the right direction.”
With the new collaboration between Estrella Galicia 0,0 and Marc VDS stretching over all three classes, Team Principal Michael Bartholemy believes they are in the perfect position to nurture young talent on the road to MotoGP.
“The presentation here in Madrid is something we’ve been working towards for some time. Just over a year ago we had a meeting with the directors of Estrella Galicia 0,0 and from this was born the project presented today. As a result we have 12 riders competing in five different categories, which, in my opinion, is the best structure in the world for bringing young talent to MotoGP. Today the two strongest teams in the paddock have joined forces with an outstanding and passionate partner in Estrella Galicia 0,0 and I think this is not just a good day for us, but also for motorcycle racing in general.”