Scott Redding
Country England
Date of Birth 1993-01-04
Age 25 years
Birth Place British
Major Teams OCTO Pramac Yakhnich
Playing Details OCTO Pramac Yakhnich

Biography

Scott Redding won the MiniGP British Championship in 2004 and the Spanish Calypso Cup 80cc series, achievements which led to selection for the Red Bull MotoGP Academy in 2006. He also competed in the national Spanish 125 CEV championship, finishing runner-up in 2007 and earning a ride in the World Championship for 2008.

Redding became the youngest rider of all-time to win a Grand Prix race (aged 15 years and 170 days) when he took victory at Donington Park, finishing the season 11th overall and as the Rookie of the Year. That secured him a factory bike for 2009 as he continued with the Blusens Aprilia team, but bad luck and mechanical issues limited him to a single podium (Donington).

In 2010 he stepped up to Moto2™, finding a strong run of form in the latter half of the season with two podiums and a series of front row starts. In 2011 he was marked as a title contender, but the young Brit was only able to manage a final ranking of 15th, something he was be eager to put right as he remained with Marc VDS Racing Team in 2012, but on a new machine with the Kalex.

Once more in 2013 with Marc VDS, Redding proved an extremely strong contender - winning three races – and he could have been World Champion was it not for a wrist-breaking accident in Australia. For 2014, he moved up to the premier class to ride Open machinery for GO&FUN Honda Gresini.

A solid first year in MotoGP™ earned Redding a factory spec RC213V for 2015, with the Marc VDS Racing Team also moving up to support Redding in the top category.

The 2015 season proved difficult for Redding who found the 2015 Honda a difficult machine to handle, ending the year in 13th overall with 84 points. A career first premier class podium in Misano was a highlight, but for 2016 Redding chose to move to the Octo Pramac Racing team with Ducati machinery.