Britain’s Moto2 Championship leader and Bike-Social sponsored Scott Redding has confirmed a move up to join the elite in MotoGP from 2014 onwards whilst speaking at a BT Sport launch event last night.
Redding, 20, is due to officially announce the details of his racing plans within the next month which we now know will definitely involve a move up to MotoGP. Meanwhile, the Gloucestershire-man has put pen to paper on a 3½ year deal with BT Sport as an official ambassador and will feature in the firms advertising campaigns. He was seen at the launch of the channel last night alongside presenter Jake Humphrey as well a replica of Dani Pedrosa’s Honda RC213V.
Redding tested Valentino Rossi’s Ducati GP bike at Mugello last summer and in a recent interview with Bike Social he compared the differences between a Moto2 bike and the MotoGP machine as “different as your local Ford Fiesta and an F1 car! It is totally different – you have technology, the tyres, the carbon brakes, it’s just a never-ending list of things you have got.”
He also confirmed that he has a chance of being MotoGP world champion by the age of 24: “I would like to think I can be, especially after this season having a good test of leading the championship and fighting for victories. Finding that mentality that you are going to be a world champion and want it that bad, if you can carry that underneath you with a good bike, then you end up with people like Lorenzo, Rossi & Stoner.”
As Bike Social exclusively revealed back in April, the BT Sport channel will show all MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 session from FP1 through to and including each race, although to the disappointment of many, unless you are a BT customer you will need to pay a monthly fee to watch motorcycle racing’s premier championship as well as the Barclays Premier League and Aviva Premiership Rugby among others.