MotoGP » Moto2: Scott Redding signs for 2013

"I'm happy to have signed for my fourth season with the Marc VDS Racing Team" - Scott Redding.

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October 19, 2012 4:51 AM

Scott's PR might say he's happy to stay in Moto2 but after the interest from Ducati and Gresini, it has to be a disappointment that he's not moving up to MotoGP. I think his physical size would make him a better candidate for the senior class.

And it's yet another indictment of Ducati's half-assed decision making process that he should have been led on with 2 tests and then dumped with no further word or explanation from them.

nikisan - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 5:53 AM

while it might be true his size would be suited to the bigger class, probably not the ducati. valentino has said that being smaller would be an advantage on the duc. rossi himself is about the same size as redding.


October 19, 2012 7:09 AM

Why is Scott stuck in Moto 2 when No hoper Bradley Smith is riding a Tech3 in MotoGp next year - it doesn't make sense.

Why does Bradley get to ride one of the best bikes on the MotoGp grid when he hasn't even had a podium this year in Moto2

nmh - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 9:21 AM

"Why does Bradley get to ride one of the best bikes on the MotoGp grid when he hasn't even had a podium this year in Moto2"
Because he's riding one of the worst bikes in Moto2 and still getting top 10 finishes.


October 19, 2012 10:13 AM

@killahrat Smith signed his contract for MotoGP for 2013 back in september 2011. So his ride for next year is nothing to do with his performances this year. And as previously mentioned he's got an uncompetitive bike. The Mistral 610 is barely changed from its debut.

Contoller - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 10:33 AM

@ tomcol 250's didn't have control engines..................
IMO when you have a control engine you should also have a minim weight for bike & rider to make things a little more even, not combined weight of bike & heaviest rider but somewhere in the middle

Ivor Bueb - Unregistered

October 19, 2012 11:15 AM

If he can't get a motogp ride then staying with MarcVDS is a good move IMO, they have steadily improved over the last 2 years.
It's good to see how they stuck with Scott and Mika before they were getting good results- things looked quite unpromising back at the start of '11.

Who knows, it might be best for Redding to stay away from the Duc anyway, it has been a career killer for many.

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