It was announced this morning that Scott Redding has signed a one year deal with Pramac Ducati after a tough year with Marc VDS aboard the Honda and he equalled his best result of the season in-front of his home crowd at Silverstone.
Making it through into Q2, Redding was able to qualify in seventh position but got a slow start off the line in his first wet MotoGP race, down in 14th. Once the 22 year old was able to get his tyre to work with the bike he was able to get into a strong pace and work his way through the field.
Reaching his goal of a top seven finish Redding was happy with the weekend’s result: “The pace was good all weekend, for a little bit of the race I was struggling to get into the rhythm and to get the tyre to work but after seven or eight laps I was able to get the electronics and traction control and I found a bit of rhythm to close on the guys in front of me.
As I said before the weekend if I can finish top seven then I’m happy and today, I know a few people crashed but I still think the race once we’d got going was good. Of course I feel more supported here but I think the main thing was the bike, it was the same setting as Brno, we could do nothing there but it worked here for me, so I think its when the track suits the bike.”
“It’s nice once you know its done, once you know its out there and not to say anything and how to word it, its a bit more pressure off my back. Ducati have always wanted me and really I don’t know why, they’ve wanted to take me since 2012 and I didn’t expect to want me so much because last year I made the last minute decision to go to Honda, but they were really good and they said they wanted me and I believe they can support me to get good results so it’s nice to go there when they really want you.
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Not only did Redding have a strong pace he also announced he had secured his future, as the Pramac Ducati deal was confirmed which he admits he lost sleep over but is excited for the challenge:
They want you because they know you can get the results and that’s a big confidence boost, that’t why Marc VDS has taken me in the past, they’ve wanted me because they know I’ve got potential. with the Honda its very difficult, they’ve had a difficult season with the factory bike so I’m not their priority, whereas in Ducati the satellite team is almost like the factory team.
I am excited because the bike is very different, I think it looks more normal with the Honda it looks more back to front to ride but I hope the Ducati will suit me.”