MotoGP » British Moto2: Redding thrills Silverstone with home win

20-year old becomes first Brit to win at Silverstone since 1986 after hectic four-way scrap

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September 01, 2013 7:04 PM

'Deserves, deserves....'
He gets paid to ride a bike for a living. Someone has to put their hand I'm their pocket to make that happen. If there's a company that he will raise enough interest for, then someone will make that business decision.
He's done fantastically well in his career do far, never more than today. He's got a great chance to show his worth next year.
If you haven't fit the money to pay for his ride, give over.


September 01, 2013 7:17 PM

I do not understand the two factory and two satellite bike rule.

Honda and Yamaha should be encouraged to flood the grid with top spec bikes.

Crutchlow, Bradl and (dare I say it) Bautista should be on top spec kit, Redding and Aleix Espargaro should be on satellite bikes next year.

Racing was still excellent in 250s towards the end when almost all the bikes were Aprilias bar the odd Honda.

This two/three tier business is strangling the competition so that only 4 riders can ever hope to win.


September 01, 2013 7:58 PM


I clearly agree with that Redding should have gotten the Tech 3 ride as he have continue to prove he deserves a satellite/factory supported ride as oppose to Pol. However when you think of the whole political nature of this sports its quite clear its in dorna interest to have spanish riders at the top. Its the same deal misguided situation I see F1 where only the "well connected" are given top priority as oppose to those who bring something to the table.


September 01, 2013 9:42 PM

Saw Redding win today - the grandstand went ballistic every time he past us. Amazing atmosphere.
He's just what we need - a rider that can win.

Brilliant ride - made even better by sulky boy Pol having a bad one!


September 01, 2013 9:42 PM

Scott Redding took the pressure of a home GP and made absolute use of the expectation. Rather than trying too hard and having a crash fest, or not being that interested because he has a contract for next year already, he put in a true champion worthy performance, kept his head down all weekend, didnt wave or be daft, until AFTER he had won the GP. The kid is a true definition of cool calm and worthy of ANYONE'S money if they want a proper elbows out racer. We all know that Honda have decided the future, as they always do, I just hope Scotty is truly part of that future and we get to see him and MM in the same team


September 01, 2013 10:19 PM
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The problem is,Scott is going to be riding a bike next year that has no chance of winning a race.
I just hope he doesnt get too disillusioned in the premier class.The kid has talent,and i would hate to see it wasted.I am sure you know what i mean.
Only 4 bikes have a chance of victory and he will be a while getting one.
I hope he appreciates this and sets his goals accordingly.
Good luck Scott.


September 01, 2013 10:35 PM

Totally agree with that. Yamaha management must surely be in a little bit of a quandry at present, yes they have the spanish money, but selling and developing markets comes from popularity. Its a one hit wonder, hence I guess why they keep the VR cash cow going even thoughits really useing up a true racing seat. Not dissing VR in any way as Im a fan, but when he's battling for fourth against nookie bear (bautista, if you dont know google it) Im a little perplexed as to why he is there

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