Scott Redding has his sights set on a first ever MotoGP top six, in front of his home MotoGP fans at Silverstone this weekend.

A difficult and at times demoralising debut year on the Marc VDS factory Honda has seen Redding fail to beat the seventh place achieved on an Open class RCV during his rookie campaign.

Just 14th in the world championship, Redding (like countryman Danny Kent) is exploring the possibility of a Pramac Ducati seat for 2016.

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Such speculation will be put to one side when the Englishman gets on track, supported by the home fans, from Friday at Silverstone.

"Silverstone is a special race. I like the track, I've won there in the past in Moto2 and the support of the British fans is always incredible," Redding said. "This year we arrive in Great Britain off the back of a few difficult races and not really knowing what to expect.

"It could be that the bike works well, like at Austin and Sachsenring, but we could just as easily find ourselves in the same situation as Brno, where we had to work hard to find a good setting.

"Either way my goal is to try and secure my best result of the season so far at Silverstone. My motivation is still strong, and the support of the home crowd only adds to that, so I hope we can pull everything together and put in a strong performance this weekend."

Team Principal Michael Bartholemy declared: "It's been a difficult season so far, but if there is going to be a turning point then Silverstone is it. I'm confident that Scott will give his all this weekend and I hope he can give his home crowd something to cheer for in the race."

Redding won the 125cc British Grand Prix at Donington Park in 2008 and the Moto2 race at Silverstone in 2013.