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Redding nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality award

Redding nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality award

Blusens Aprilia Junior´s teenage sensation Scott Redding has been nominated on a shortlist for a prestigious sports award in his native Great Britain.

Having shot to fame as the youngest Grand Prix winner in history earlier this year, at the age of just 15 years 170 days, with a sensational victory in his home race at Donington Park, the 2008 125cc Rookie of the Year Scott Redding has been put on a shortlist for the BBC Young Sports Personality award.

The prize is very highly regarded in the UK with previous winners including tennis star Andy Murray and footballer Wayne Rooney and is presented at a gala ceremony each year screened live on the BBC, viewed by millions of people.

Redding will be up against last year´s winner Tom Daley (Diving) who is nominated again, along with Aaron Cook (Taekwondo), Eleanor Simmonds (Disability Swimming), Elizabeth Simmonds (Swimming), James Peters (Sailing), Laura Robson (Tennis), Sam Harrison (Cycling), Shaunna Thompson (Athletics) and Tom Brady (Canoeing).

In order to be eligible for the Young Sports Personality of the Year award the candidates had to be aged 16 or under on 1 January 2008, with the winner selected by a panel of judges after nominations made to the BBC by the public.

Having revealed the shortlist this week the panel will meet again on 24th November to select a top three and the winner from the top ten list, with the winner to be announced live on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show on Sunday 14th December.

Redding´s achievements in 2008 have earned him an official factory Aprilia RSA for next season - the 15 year-old from Gloucester in the south of England telling this week that he aims to fight for the 125cc world title next year.

125cc, 2008, Scott Redding, Blusens Aprilia Junior

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