SILVERSTONE, England – Moto2 World Championship leader Scott Redding will join GO&FUN Honda Gresini next season, having signed two-year agreement that will see him make his premier class debut on Honda’s new production racer.
Redding’s adaptation to MotoGP machinery will begin as soon as the current season comes to a close in Valencia.
“I am looking forward to the challenge of MotoGP next season. I’ll be racing alongside the best riders in the world, aboard the brand-new Honda production racer, so I know already how steep a learning curve it’s going to be,” Redding said. “This was why it was so important to me that I made this step with an experienced team, and there are few more experienced in the MotoGP paddock than Team GO&FUN Honda Gresini. My focus for now is on winning the Moto2 World Championship for Marc van der Straten, without whose support over the past four years I wouldn’t even have been given this opportunity to move up to the premier class.”
Redding currently leads Moto2 by 21 points from Spain’s Pol Espargaro, who will also move to the premier class in 2014 (with Monster Yamaha Tech3).