Team Marc VDS
Date of birth: 4 January 1993
Place of birth: Quedgeley, England
Earning his spurs in the MotoGP Rookies Cup, Scott Redding began to demonstrate his talent in the Minibike series at the ripe old age of 8.
Four years later, the British rider was already racing in the Spanish Championship in the Calypso Cup. He then lined up in the national 125 championship, attracting the attention of the manager of the BQR Blusens team. Spanish Vice-champion in 2007, Scott Redding was only 15 when he started his first season of Grand Prix racing, flying the colours of the Spanish team.
The talented Brit caused a sensation by taking the lead on the Donington circuit to become the youngest winner of a Grand Prix of all time, breaking the record held by Marco Melandri since 1998.
Best rookie and finishing eleventh in the 2008 World Championship, Scott Redding was unable to move up a gear in 2009. Handicapped by his size and weight on his frail 125, he only chalked up half the points he scored the previous season. Finishing fifteenth in the Championship, Scott was looking for the right bike when Michael Bartholemy approached him in December 2009 to offer him a place in the new Moto2 Marc VDS Racing Team.
The move was a master stroke, with the young Brit making it twice to the podium and finishing 8th in the world championship. Determined to fight for the title in 2011, Scott unfortunately found the new Suter chassis difficult to handle, primarily being developed for the Spaniard Marc Marquez whose size has nothing in common with that of the athletic Brit. From a tire wear problem to a lack of feeling with the front end, Redding never managed to find his way to the podium. In 2012, Mika Kallio’s teammate also benefitted from the Kalex chassis to get back on the road to success. With three third places and one second place, the British rider ended fifth in the championship. The following year, he chalked up his first wins in Moto2. With three victories and seven podiums, the Marc VDS driver fought it out for the lead of the entire championship season with Pol Espargaro. An unfortunate injury during the free practice sessions for the Australian Grand Prix allowed his opponent to take the lead in the title race. Moto2 Vice-World Champion, Redding moved up to the MotoGP class in 2014 with the Gresini team. Riding a Honda Open, the Brit managed to score 81 points, finishing his first season in 12th place in the premier-class category.
This year, Scott Redding is back with the Marc VDS team to continue the adventure in MotoGP. Michael Bartholemy’s protégé will be riding one of the four Honda factory bikes supported by the HRC.
2014 : 12th in the MotoGP world Championship
2013 : 2nd in the Moto2 World Championship
2012 : 5th in the Moto2 World Championship
2011 : 15th in the Moto2 World Championship
2010 : 8th in the Moto2 World Championship
2009 : 15th in the 125 World Championship
2008 : 11th in the 125 World Championship
2007 : 2nd in the Spanish 125 Championship