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125: Redding misses out on BBC award.

Scott Redding's hopes of landing the prestigious BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year award has come to an end after he was missing from the final shortlist of three.

Fifteen year-old Redding hit the headlines earlier this year by becoming the youngest rider to win a motorcycle grand prix event when he triumphed at his home Donington Park round.

A British rider had never won a grand prix at Donington Park before and Scott's incredible achievement also marked the first grand prix victory by any British rider since Jeremy McWilliams in the 2001 250cc Dutch TT.

However, despite making the final ten, Redding won't be following in the footsteps of Wayne Rooney and Andy Murray, after a panel chaired by John Inverdale omitted him from the final three.

He lost out to diver Tom Daley, Wimbledon girls' champion Laura Robson and gold medal winning paralympic swimmer Eleanor Simmonds.


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Nitro Nori

November 29, 2008 4:58 PM
Last Edited 2930 days ago

What an utterly stupid thing to say.... "I am not a Redding fan there is just something about him I don't like but I don't no wot it is...." ?? He's a 15 year old lad for **** sake !! What's there 'not to like' about him ? He's not a dirty or dangerous rider, he's not being interviewed every week and being disrespectful to other riders, he hasn't developed a reputation like Biaggi for example over the last 15 years for being an obnoxious **** or anything like that. There's nothing to dislike about him any more than there is in the case of Danny Webb or Bradley Smith. Some t0553rs really do write complete b0110cks on this site.... No really - they do !!

Bob Buttamasangy

December 01, 2008 4:12 AM

There's something not right here! This ingrained desire to show contempt for a fellow countryman (and a 15yo FFS!) is ludicrous. Is this something you learn in school in the UK? There's no need to blow him kisses or get a picture of him tattooed on your left ar5e cheek, but come on. Maybe he should change his name to Scottonio Reddingio and speak with an eyetie accent!



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