Redding heads home for the British Grand Prix
Silverstone, Great Britain – 27 August 2014: Scott Redding can count on massive support this weekend, as he heads home for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
The 21-year-old Briton thrilled his home crowd 12 months ago with a convincing victory in the Moto2 class at Silverstone, aboard a bike sporting a Union Flag on each side of the fairing.
This year Redding will make his debut at Silverstone aboard the Honda RCV1000R he’s been campaigning this season in Go & Fun Honda Gresini colours. The MotoGP rookie won the Open Class contest in Indianapolis and was once again the first production Honda rider home in Brno, a result he’s keen to repeat this weekend at home.
Free Practice for the British Grand Prix gets underway for all three classes on Friday 29th August.
“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.”