News 31 Aug 2015

Redding to race for Octo Pramac Racing Ducati in 2016

British rider switching manufacturers for next season.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Scott Redding will race for Octo Pramac Racing in the 2016 MotoGP World Championship on a Ducati Desmosedici GP15, it was confirmed on Sunday during the British Grand Prix.

Octo Pramac Racing has reached an agreement with the British rider Redding, who will enter his third season of MotoGP after two years on satellite Honda teams.

“We are happy to welcome Scott in the Ducati family,” explained Ducati Corse sporting director Paolo Ciabatti. “He’s going to be racing for Ducati Pramac Team next year with the latest GP15 bikes, so we’re glad and we hope to put in the conditions to show his real potential.

“We’ve been following Scott from his Moto2 career and in his debut season with Gresini in MotoGP. We approached him last year, but then his team decided to move to MotoGP and it was not possible. We discussed with him again around the Brno weekend and we decided that this time was the right time.”

Redding joined the 125cc championship at just 15 years of age and he then made history in 2008 as the youngest-ever rider to step onto the top of the podium in a world championship race with his win in the British GP.

In 2010 he moved up into the Moto2 category, in which he took three race wins and a total of 14 podiums, while his MotoGP debut came in the 2014 season with the Gresini team. This season Redding is racing in the colours of the EG 0,0 Marc VDS Team.