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Matthew Birt  says:

Kevin Schwantz backs Scott Redding for big MotoGP future

Scott Redding has been tipped as a future MotoGP star by American legend Kevin Schwantz. The emerging British talent enhanced his growing reputation in 2010 when he claimed podium finishes in Indianapolis and Phillip Island in the new ultra-competitive Moto2 world championship. Redding, who celebrated his 18th birthday this week, was a consistent front-runner by the season’s climax and has already been...

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Oct 09

Posts: 199

ThePornstar says:

Best of British

Yup, Revin' Kevin knows a talent when he see one, he was Spies mentor way before he'd won his first AMA title.

Go Scotty, wins for the taking in 2011..!!

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Mar 09

Posts: 5416

Nostrodamus says:

Kevin Schwantz, Paul Denning

the entire paddock, and everyone on this site. Even the old lady down the road from me who's never ridden anything faster than her OCC (Old C*nt Cart) can see the boy has bucket loads of talent. Get him on a MotoGP bike ASAP and let him rip. It's ridiculous how mature Redding's riding is at only 17 years of age.

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Jul 10

Posts: 1394

mentally strong too

Its was good to see he's got over being involved in tomizawa's fatal crash too. It could have damaged him for life. Bucket loads of talent though.

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Jul 08

Posts: 1091

leemuz says:


give him another year and he'll be in motogp...on a bmw...maybe..??


Are aprillia and norton confirmed for the 1000cc era..??

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May 09

Posts: 884

CH987 says:

Tech 3

In a couple of years Cal will back to Supers coz he won't of won the title and will therefore be a failure so Scott can have his ride.

I think the only new manufacturer confirmed is the Suter using a BMW engine.

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Jul 08

Posts: 1573

jamieg999 says:

Gresini Honda?

He wants to be on a Honda when he arrives otherwise he'll just follow the same old path the British lads tread in GP's. Saying that his progress has been swift so far and if he got a top flight ride next year he'd be a lot further on already than most of the previous British riders were when they arrived.

My gripe is that he, Bradley, Danny et al have to go to Spain to launch their careers, it would be nice if they could do it here. Whilst I love our club racing scene I can't help but think that it's almost enthusiast/hobbie level compared to the Spanish set up. In fact, delete the "almost", the Spanish set up is very close to factory if not full HRC in comparison.




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Jul 10

Posts: 1394

you may get a suprise ch987

Dont shoot Crutchlow down in flames before he's had a chance. Granted he's a massive task ahead of him but know this he's boody fast and has absolute belief in his own ability., and the powers that be believe he's good enough to fast track him into Moto GP on the evidence of his first year in WSB.

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Jun 09

Posts: 7

madmac66 says:

Spies v Cal, Redding rushing

I would not go as far as saying Cal is bloody fast. Ben Spies set the benchmark for rookie riders being bloody fast. Cal really hasnt shown me anything. A WSS championship dont mean that much, ask Sfoglu. He did nothing in WSBK other than 2 wins at a track he knew better than everyone else. I think he'll be in and out like Toseland. That seat will be up for grabs in a season or two.

Regarding getting Redding on a MotoGP bike ASAP, I would disagree with that strategy. Too often we see good riders in the lower classes get rushes up by team looking for the next big thing. I think it takes time and proper grooming and experience to be ready to handle the awesome power of a MotoGP bike. A huge difference to a 600cc or 125cc bike. I would say the same for Mark Marquez who has shown amazing skill in one so young. But let him win a Moto2 championship or two before subjecting his young developing body to a 250hp 800-1000cc beast. We saw Hopkins thrown straight into the premier class and it didnt work out well. His racecraft was not well honed and he tried too hard and crashed so much. I'm sure this affected his ability and confidence, and given time on a 250 instead he would have matured into a GP winner.

One final comment about Spain and the quality of their Championships. We have Dorna to thank for that. Some serious Spain bias there. The Spanish classes are intentionally test beds for the premeir world championships. The 125 and Moto2 series are nothing less than secondary World CHampionships. However, I would say in Britains favour is that BSB is the benchmark for a national superbike series though

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Mar 09

Posts: 179

jonnyrocket says:


ere we go again...who knows wot cal will do, i think he'll give it his best though.  if he's a tryer he'll get some results and hopefully stay around in moto gp for some time i'm sure.  scott needs one more season at 2 and then to  moto gp, let's get this boy on a 1000 asap along with bradders.  there are plenty of no hopers in moto gp and should've been back-squadded some time ago. now they should make room for a couple of brits...jeeze we need some more excitement for sure in the so called  top flight.

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Jan 10

Posts: 58


From a British perspective your boys have been moving up too late to Moto Gp, recently Toseland was past his sell by date and possibly Crutchlow will be as well.  The Latinos have the edge they are much younger, and most already have a great grounding on the Spanish Cup circuit.

The Brits stand no chance of coming in and winning anything at this level if they are in their mid 20's.  You now have two very good riders in Redding and Smith who know the circuits and have proved they can run with the best.  Move em up next year after a good showing in Moto 2, unlike the Spanish riders time and sponsorship is not on their side.  If Bradders and Scott get the opportunity to move next season they should take it....time waits for no man.

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