Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 30 Aug 2015
Scott Redding will make the switch to Ducati for the 2016 season as he pens a deal with the Octo Pramac Racing team.
Rumours have been rife about a switch for Redding over the past week after Moto3 Championship leader Danny Kent turned down a 3-year option with the Italian squad.
The British rider has struggled this year with the Marc VDS team aboard the factory RC213V and despite flashes of pace, he hasn’t found consistent form across the first twelve rounds.
Redding enjoyed a successful test with Pramac in 2013 and has had options to join the team ever since. Ducati boss Paolo Ciabatti admitted they were keen to secure Redding’s services before his MarcVDS option came up last year, so when he became available this time round negotiations began straight away.
“I think I could be more competitive on the Ducati,” said Redding speaking to Bike Social on Friday. “Hernandez and Petrucci are great riders but I do believe I have more talent than them. They have to work for it and they are still beating me so as far as I’m concerned I can’t be worse. I’m not saying they aren’t good riders, they are in MotoGP, but I think I am a better rider than them.”