Redding moves up to MotoGP with Gresini Honda

Current Moto2 Championship leader gets two year deal to ride new production Honda

Britain's Scott Redding has become the latest rider to make his intentions known for the new two years with the current Moto2 Championship leader being confirmed as being signed by the Go&Fun Honda Gresini MotoGp team where he will partner their current rider Alvaro Bautista who has also extended his contract.

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.

Scott Redding

While Bautista will continue to campaign the upcoming 2013 / 2014 season on the prototype RC213V, Redding will be on board the new production racer that Honda is currently developing with two-time MotoGP Champion Casey Stoner already testing the machine with further tests scheduled this year.

The Gresini team broke the news today with Team boss Fausto Gresini commenting that he was thrilled with signing the 20-year-old rider. He said, "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, 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.”

Redding leads the Moto2 championship ahead of rival Pol Espargaro who is also moving to MotoGP next year with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team. Redding said he is very happy with his new deal and he also paid tribute to his current team saying, "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 production racer, 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. My focus for 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."

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