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Redding excited to race at Silverstone again

Redding excited to race at Silverstone again

The 12th round of the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship, the Hertz British Grand Prix, is a special event for Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini’s Scott Redding, who will be racing a MotoGP bike in front of his home crowd for the first time.

Redding, winner last year of the Moto2™ race at Silverstone, heads back to England after two strong performances. Top Open class rider in Indianapolis, Redding confirmed his good form at Brno as the fastest rider aboard the Honda RCV1000R, a goal that he will try to achieve once again in his home race.

The Gloucestershire rider of course first made the headlines early in his career in the 125 British Grand Prix of 2008, when still a school pupil, by becoming the youngest ever World Championship Grand Prix race winner at 15

years and 170 days of age. That victory was at Donington and Redding still holds the record as youngest ever GP winner courtesy of that triumph.

He commented, “Everyone always asks me if your home race is special and of course it is. It’s the only time in the season I get to race in front of my home crowd, whose support has been so important during my career in 125 and Moto2. It was incredible to stand on the top step of the podium for the first time ever at the British Grand Prix in 2008, and last year was equally special taking the win in front of a massive crowd wearing red, white and blue leathers aboard a bike with a huge union flag on the sides.”

“Coming round after the chequered flag and seeing everyone in the stands on their feet clapping and cheering was an unbelievable experience. Now I’m going to race the MotoGP bike at home for the first time, and I can’t wait. It will be a tough weekend, because Silverstone is a power track and power is something we’re down on compared to other bikes. But, like always, I’ll be pushing as hard as I can and I hope I can put in a good performance in front of my home crowd.”

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