British MotoGP rider Scott Redding says he is glad his home Grand Prix is returning to Silverstone, calling it one of the best tracks on the calendar, after the deal between Circuit of Wales and Donington Park fell through.

The 2015 British MotoGP Grand Prix was originally planned to be hosted by Donington Park in a deal backed by the Circuit of Wales after they won the British MotoGP contract from Silverstone.

However, Donington Park has recently pulled out of the deal due to a lack of confidence in the financial backing from Circuit of Wales. As a result, Silverstone has been called in as a late replacement and will host the GP for the next two years.

"I prefer racing at Silverstone if I'm honest," Redding told Crash.Net. "If we go to Circuit of Wales we'll need to put motocross tyres on! Donington Park is a nice circuit but a bit small for MotoGP. Silverstone, for me, is one of the best tracks on the MotoGP circuit and I think a lot of riders would agree with me."

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The 22-year-old rider, who is racing on a factory Honda RC213V with former team Marc VDS, has been preparing for the new season in Sepang at the first tests of the new MotoGP season.

Redding has recorded victories at both tracks, in 2008 in the 125cc class at Donington and in 2013 in Moto2 at Silverstone, and feels MotoGP bikes are much more suitable for the quicker Silverstone track.

"Fast and flowing, a kind of circuit all riders like so I'm glad we are going back to Silverstone. I've got experience there and enjoy it a lot, so hopefully this season we can make it a good race."

The British rider will continue his pre-season testing when he returns Malaysia for the second Sepang test on the 23-26 February.

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