Scott Redding

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Scott Redding
Scott Redding 2010 Phillip Island 2.jpg
Nationality  British
Born (1993-01-04) January 4, 1993 (age 21)
Gloucester, England
Current team GO&FUN Honda Gresini
Bike number 45
Website scottredding45.com/
Motorcycle racing career statistics
MotoGP World Championship
Active years 2014
Manufacturers Honda
Championships 0
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
11 0 0 0 0 45
Moto2 World Championship
Active years 20102013
Manufacturers Suter-Honda, Kalex-Honda
Championships 0
2013 Championship position 2nd (225 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
67 3 14 3 2 555
125cc World Championship
Active years 20082009
Manufacturers Aprilia
Championships 0
2009 Championship position 15th (50.5 pts)
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
33 1 2 0 2 155.5

Scott Christopher Redding (born 4 January 1993 in Quedgeley, Gloucester), is an English Grand Prix motorcycle racer who currently rides in the MotoGP World Championship for GO&FUN Honda Gresini. He holds the distinction of being the youngest rider in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing to ever win a race, breaking Marco Melandri's 10-year record.[1] He is also the youngest rider to have contested both 50 and 100 Grands Prix.

Biography[edit]

Redding started racing Mini Motos in 2001,[2] winning the 2004 FAB-Racing Metrakit 50cc British MiniGP championship[3] and then switching to the 80cc Metrakit "Calypso Cup" in 2005 in Spain, where he won all six rounds of the series.[4]

In 2006 he tested for the Red Bull sponsored MotoGP academy cup[5] and was immediately offered a ride. However he had a mixed season with only one podium finish at the last round in Jerez.

For 2007 he signed for team BLU:sens Aprilia riding in the Spanish CEV 125cc championship finishing second overall to Stefan Bradl with a difference of eight points, taking a second place at round four and winning at the final rounds of five, six and seven.[6]

125cc (2008–2009)[edit]

2008

Redding left the CEV championship in 2008, being entered by team BLU:sens Aprilia in the 125cc Grand Prix World championship. Redding made a sensational start at the opening round of Qatar, by being the youngest ever rider in the 125cc class to qualify on the front row of the grid, in fourth place. He went on to take fifth place in the race setting the lap record for the 125cc class of 2'05.635 in the process.[7] He was also on the front row in Spain.[8]

On 22 June 2008 Redding became the youngest ever Grand Prix winner, aged 15 years and 170 days,[1] when he won the 2008 British 125cc Grand Prix at Donington Park. Redding took the lead with six laps remaining after pressuring Andrea Iannone into pushing too hard and going off at Craner Curves. Redding held off Frenchman Mike Di Meglio and Spaniard Marc Márquez to win in only his eighth 125cc outing. He became the first British winner of a 125cc race since Chas Mortimer won the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix and the first British winner of a British motorcycle Grand Prix in the 125cc class since 1973, when Tommy Robb won at the 1973 Isle of Man TT, which was then the British round of the world championship. He is also the first British rider ever to win a British round of any Grand Prix class since the British motorcycle Grand Prix moved to Donington Park in 1987. In the first ever two-wheeled race at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway in America, Redding secured 4th place, having been in that position when it started to rain due to Hurricane Ike and Red Flag brought the race to a premature end.

Redding also won Rookie of the Year for being the highest placed new rider, finishing the season in eleventh overall.

2009

For the 2009 125cc Motorcycle Grand Prix season Redding rode a factory Aprilia machinery and remained with team BLU:sens Aprilia.[9]

Redding had a difficult season, suffering from mechanical issues and handling difficulties. He got on the podium at the 2009 British Grand Prix, his second career podium.

Moto2 (2010–2013)[edit]

2010

Redding signed with new team Marc VDS Racing Team in the Moto2 600cc class for 2010,[10] having grown too big to continue competing in the 125cc class.[11] He struggled in the initial pre-season tests, but was more competitive in later ones.[12] Redding struggled at the beginning of the season, but improved to finish fourth in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and became the youngest rider ever to score a podium finish in the 250cc/Moto2 class by finishing third in Indianapolis.[13]

At the San Marino Grand Prix in Misano, Redding was involved in an accident which resulted in the death of Japanese rider Shoya Tomizawa. After Tomizawa fell from his bike on the twelfth lap of the race, he was immediately hit by Redding and Alex de Angelis, who were unable to avoid him. Redding received ten stitches for a back laceration but escaped major injury.[14]

On 29 September 2010, Redding signed a two year contract with Marc VDS, keeping him in Moto2 until 2012.[15]

2011

Redding finished the season in 15th place with 63 points, with a best result of fifth place, obtained on three occasions: at Silverstone, Indianapolis and Misano.

2012

Redding finished in fifth position with 165 points, with four podium finishes, all third places.

2013

Riding again for Marc VDS, Redding finished a close second in the championship after a season-long battle against Pol Espargaró. During the season, Redding obtained three victories, three second places, a third place, and three pole-positions. With three races left in the season he held a lead of 10 points over Espargaró; however, Redding crashed during qualifying in Australia, fracturing his wrist and could not participate in the race.[16] In the following Japanese Grand Prix, Redding collided with the motorcycle of Esteve Rabat who had crashed in front of him in the second turn of the race. The race was red-flagged and restarted without an injured Redding; this second incident took him out of contention for the title, which Espargaró won by winning the race.[17]

MotoGP (2014–)[edit]

2014

Redding switched to MotoGP with the GO & FUN Gresini team on a Honda RCV1000R production racer. His teammate is Álvaro Bautista.

Career statistics[edit]

By season[edit]

Season Class Motorcycle Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts Pos
2008 125cc Aprilia RS125 17 1 1 0 2 105 11th
2009 125cc Aprilia RSA125 16 0 1 0 0 50.5 15th
2010 Moto2 Suter MMX 17 0 2 0 1 102 8th
2011 Moto2 Suter MMXI 17 0 0 0 0 63 15th
2012 Moto2 Kalex Moto2 17 0 5 0 0 165 5th
2013 Moto2 Kalex Moto2 16 3 7 3 1 225 2nd
2014 MotoGP Honda RCV1000R 11 0 0 0 0 45* 12th*
Total 111 4 16 3 4 755.5
  • * Season in progress.

By class[edit]

Class Seas 1st GP 1st Pod 1st Win Race Win Pod Pole FLap Pts WChmp
125 cc 2008–2009 2008 Qatar 2008 Great Britain 2008 Great Britain 33 1 2 0 2 155.5 0
Moto2 2010–2013 2010 Qatar 2010 Indianapolis 2013 France 67 3 14 3 2 555 0
MotoGP 2014– 2014 Qatar 11 0 0 0 0 45 0
Total 2008–Present 111 4 16 3 4 755.5

Races by year[edit]

(key) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Yr Class Bike 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Pos Pts
2008 125cc Aprilia QAT
5
SPA
7
POR
21
CHN
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
14
CAT
6
GBR
1
NED
Ret
GER
8
CZE
11
RSM
Ret
IND
4
JPN
8
AUS
10
MAL
Ret
VAL
8
11th 105
2009 125cc Aprilia QAT
13
JPN
Ret
SPA
4
FRA
Ret
ITA
7
CAT
11
NED
Ret
GER
Ret
GBR
3
CZE
15
IND
Ret
RSM
Ret
POR
16
AUS
11
MAL
Ret
VAL
Ret
15th 50.5
2010 Moto2 Suter QAT
23
SPA
16
FRA
11
ITA
21
GBR
4
NED
11
CAT
Ret
GER
Ret
CZE
22
IND
3
RSM
Ret
ARA
8
JPN
5
MAL
Ret
AUS
2
POR
4
VAL
5
8th 102
2011 Moto2 Suter QAT
31
SPA
23
POR
25
FRA
16
CAT
11
GBR
5
NED
24
ITA
27
GER
7
CZE
26
IND
5
RSM
5
ARA
15
JPN
20
AUS
7
MAL
10
VAL
30
15th 63
2012 Moto2 Kalex QAT
6
SPA
4
POR
11
FRA
3
CAT
10
GBR
2
NED
3
GER
Ret
ITA
6
IND
6
CZE
Ret
RSM
7
ARA
3
JPN
4
MAL
11
AUS
3
VAL
22
5th 165
2013 Moto2 Kalex QAT
2
AME
5
SPA
2
FRA
1
ITA
1
CAT
4
NED
2
GER
7
IND
3
CZE
8
GBR
1
RSM
6
ARA
4
MAL
7
AUS
DNS
JPN
Ret
VAL
15
2nd 225
2014 MotoGP Honda QAT
7
AME
Ret
ARG
14
SPA
13
FRA
12
ITA
13
CAT
13
NED
12
GER
11
IND
9
CZE
11
GBR
RSM
ARA
JPN
AUS
MAL
VAL
12th* 45*
  • * Season in progress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Redding's record-breaking victory". Eurosport (TF1 Group). 2008-06-22. Retrieved 2008-06-22. [dead link].
  2. ^ 2004
  3. ^ The Story Begins...
  4. ^ 2005
  5. ^ 2006
  6. ^ 2007
  7. ^ Qatar MotoGP: Sergio Gadea takes emotional win as Brits Scott Redding and Danny Webb finish in top six – Motorcycle Sport – MCN
  8. ^ "Scott Redding Catalunya front row". Motorcycle News. 7 June 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  9. ^ http://www.bikesportnews.com/articles/article.html?id=REDDING_SECURES_FULL_WORKS_APRILIA_FOR_2009_15
  10. ^ Birt, Matthew (2010-01-11). "Scott Redding ‘over the moon’ at Moto2 deal". Motorcycle News (Bauer Media Group). Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  11. ^ Redding, Scott; Roberts, Matt (Presenter) (2010-09-05). MotoGP – 2010 – Round 12 – Misano (Television production). BBC. Event occurs at 00:11:30–00:12:00. 
  12. ^ "Redding rockets to the front at final test". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-03-30. Retrieved 2010-03-31. 
  13. ^ "Redding beats Melandri podium record". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-09-02. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  14. ^ "Shoya Tomizawa dies of Misano injuries". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2010-09-05. Retrieved 2010-09-06. 
  15. ^ "Redding pens two year Marc VDS deal". Carole Nash (Insidebikes). 2010-09-30. Retrieved 2010-09-30. 
  16. ^ "Espargaro on pole as Redding and Rabat crash". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 19 October 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  17. ^ "Espargaro wins to claim Moto2 world title". MotoGP.com (Dorna Sports). 27 October 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Marco Melandri
15 years, 324 days
(1998 Dutch TT)
Youngest rider to win
a motorcycle Grand Prix

15 years, 170 days
(2008 British motorcycle Grand Prix)
Succeeded by
Incumbent