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Redding and Lonbois to line-up for Marc VDS Racing Team

Redding and Lonbois to line-up for Marc VDS Racing Team

British rider Scott Redding and Belgian Vincent Lonbois will lead the charge for Marc VDS Racing Team in the inaugural Moto2 season in 2010.

Scott Redding will make the step up to the new Moto2 category for the 2010 season after signing a deal with Marc VDS Racing Team to compete in the debut season of the new 600cc 4-stroke class.

Although the 2010 campaign will be only his third in World Championship racing, Redding is already a record holder having become the youngest ever rider to have won a Grand Prix when he secured victory at Donington in the 125cc class in 2008, at just 15 years old. It was that kind of talent which persuaded Team Manager Michael Bartholemy to sign him up for the Moto2 project.

“I'm over the moon to have signed up with the Marc VDS Racing Team for the coming season,” explained Redding. “I've spoken with Michael Bartholemy a few times now and the whole set-up seems ultra-professional, which I'm obviously pleased about. I've already tested a couple of the Moto2 bikes and first impressions were good, but I can't wait to try the Suter MMX machine out in February.”

Redding’s new team-mate will be Vincent Lonbois, an experienced rider aboard 600cc 4-stroke machines as he makes the move from European Superstock 600. The 19 year-old will ride with the number 27 on his bike, which was made famous by fellow Belgian Didier de Radiguès.

“This coming season will be the biggest challenge of my career so far, but I am so happy that I will be making the step up to the Moto2 World Championship with the Marc VDS Racing Team,” said Lonbois. “I would like to thank the team for placing their confidence in me and for giving me this fantastic opportunity. My aim now is to repay this confidence by working hard to secure the best results possible for the team.”

The pair will race Suter MMX machines for the 2010 season, which are due to be delivered at the end of January. The team then plans to start testing the prototypes in February.

Moto2, 2010, Scott Redding

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