Moto2 World Championship leader Scott Redding isn't fazed by the challenge of competing at his home Grand Prix.

The Marc VDS Racing prospect carries the weight of expectation on his shoulders at Silverstone this weekend but the MotoGP-bound 20-year-old is ready to embrace the occasion.

Redding, who has confirmed he will make the step up to the premier class in 2014, finished on the rostrum in second place last year and intends to go one better on Sunday.

"Your home Grand Prix is always special, mainly because of the fans. You can feel the support when you're there and you can see it everywhere you go," he said.

"It's a special feeling to know all these people have come out to support you and the other British riders.

"When you go out on track for a session and you see all flags and banners in the stands, you get goose bumps. Not just the first time; every time," added Redding, who won the 125cc Grand Prix race in 2008 at Donington Park.

"And then there's the clapping and cheering, which really motivates you and makes you feel almost invincible.

"The support really is incredible, but in the race you don't tend to see it, because you're focused on the race.

"Last year was different though. When I overtook Marc Marquez last season I could see everyone standing up and cheering on the last lap after they'd seen the pass on the big screens.

"It was a bit like at Donington in 2008 when I won my first race; you just feel a change in the atmosphere around the track. It's incredible."

The pressure of a home Grand Prix can be a considerable burden on any rider but Redding is unperturbed and thrives on the scenario.

"It adds to the motivation, without a doubt. I know some riders who feel under pressure because of the expectation, but I like it," he said.

"It adds to the feeling of invincibility knowing that everyone is there, cheering you on and hoping to see you on the podium, preferably the top step.

"It's a great feeling [being on the rostrum], because you're looking down on a British crowd and you know they're happy to see a British rider up on the podium from the cheers.

"It's what they all came to see; to watch a British rider win, or at least finish on the podium, so it's great when you get the chance to repay them for their support by giving them what they came for."

Redding has won twice this season at Le Mans and Mugello as he stakes his claim for the world title and the championship pacesetter is confident he can record a third victory at Silverstone.

"There's no reason why a win shouldn't be possible this weekend. I go into almost every weekend looking for the win now," he said.

"There are only maybe two or three tracks where I know I may have to settle for a podium finish rather than the win; maybe the track doesn't suit the bike or there's a long straight that punishes my size, but Silverstone isn't one of those tracks.

"I always go into this race looking for the win, and the same is true this time around."

His move to MotoGP next season has been confirmed but Redding is yet to provide any further details on his deal to compete in motorcycling's top tier series.

"I must have been asked what I'm doing next year a thousand times already. It's been asked in every interview I've done in the last two months and I'm sure it's going to be the question everyone wants the answer to at Silverstone," he said.

"But, until the team are ready to make an official announcement, all I can say at the moment is that I'll be racing in MotoGP next season."