Scott Redding signs with Gresini Honda

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Scott Redding is viewing next year as a learning season in MotoGP, he says. Photo: MotoGP
Scott Redding is viewing next year as a learning season in MotoGP, he says. Photo: MotoGP
Scott Redding is viewing next year as a learning season in MotoGP, he says. Photo: MotoGP

First Honda announced their RCV1000 “production racer;” then, they got Casey Stoner to test it. Now, they’ve signed a rider to pilot the machine in MotoGP.

Satellite team Gresini Honda has announced a deal with Moto2 ace Scott Redding that will see the rising star make the jump to MotoGP next year. He’ll be aboard the RCV1000, while Gresini teammate Alvaro Bautista will ride the RC213V. Supposedly, Redding will run that bike in 2015.

“”The first year on the production bike for me is not a bad idea. I can learn the bike a bit, it’s not a big difference. It might even be a competitive bike, you just don’t know yet,” Redding told the BBC. “So it will be interesting to see how it is on track and the year after I should be getting a factory bike and we can see what we can do.”

Redding’s main competition in Moto2 is Pol Espargaro, who’s also moving to MotoGP next year, taking over Cal Crutchlow’s seat on Yamaha’s Tech 3 satellite team.

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