Scott Redding is looking forward to sampling the Suter MMX machine he will be riding in his maiden Moto2 season following the conclusion of his deal with the Marc VDS Racing team.
Set to be only his third season in grand prix racing, Redding will embark on a graduation to the overhauled MotoGP feeder series in 2010 after agreeing terms with the Belgian-based team.
Currently in the history books as the youngest rider ever to win a grand prix race when he triumphed in the 2008 125cc race at Donington Park aged just 15, Redding is confident he is joining an 'ultra-professional' team.
"I'm over the moon to have signed up with the Marc VDS Racing Team for the coming season. I've spoken with Michael Bartholemy [team manager] a few times now and the whole set-up seems ultra-professional, which I'm obviously pleased about.
The move will see him riding a Suter MMX chassis this season, a bike he is yet to sample during testing.
“I've already tested a couple of the Moto2 bikes and first impressions were good, but I can't wait to try the Suter MMX machine out in February. I saw the bike on track during its initial shakedown tests at the end of last year, so it will be interesting to see how it has evolved when I test it for the first time in February.”
“Scott is a very talented young rider who maybe didn't have the machinery on which to show his true potential in 2009, but whom I have every confidence will have a major impact on the Moto2 World Championship in its inaugural season,” added Bartholemy..
Redding will be joined in the team by Belgian racer Vincent Lonbois, who finished third in the European Superstock 600 series.
Testing will get underway in February.