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Matthew Birt  says:

Scott Redding in talks with Ducati for 2013

Scott Redding could join Cal Crutchlow on a Ducati MotoGP bike in 2013. The Bologna factory’s 2013 line-up could be dominated by fast and young British talent after Redding’s manager Michael Bartholemy had talks with Ducati management in Holland last weekend. Redding finished third to claim his third Moto2 podium in the last four races and he made it clear to MCN...

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leecho

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leecho says:

dont do it

scott or cal, will be the worst mistake you two could make, if rossi cant ride it you have no chance.

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luke 7R

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luke 7R says:

It's a shame Smith's on the tech3 as I could see Scott doing well on that. It'll be nice to finally see him on a Moto GP bike.

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FATFRYER2

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FATFRYER2 says:

Looks like Nicky haydon is looking for a new ride then !!!!

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Sheene Fan7

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Sheene Fan7 says:

its still not a given that smith will be on the M1

yes he has a contract but Yamaha said he needs to be in the top 5 in moto2 races regular which he isn't doing

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Bootlegger

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Bootlegger says:

Go for it Scott

Young and maleable steel will adapt better than rusty old iron ever will. Any moto2 racer with half a chance should jump at the opportunity to get a full factory GP ride. As proven by young Casey,the Ducati can also be a career maker. Ah ! The joys of youth.

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PaceyCasey

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PaceyCasey says:

Scott Redding in talks with Ducati for 2013

Good. The sooner the big lump is in MotoGp the better. The futures bright, the futures 'Red on Red'.

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Nostrodamus

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Nostrodamus says:

Well put Bootlegger

No pre conceptions from the young fella's moving up a class. They will come into MotoGP knowing they HAVE to adapt to the machine, not expecting the machine to tune into the rider.

Interesting to note the talk so far is only of Marc VDS moving up with a leased satellite bike, and not any mention of the factory bike. Fair enough I suppose Scott still has a bit to prove. But the GP world is not blind. The young man has oodles of talent, and a very professional group around him to focus that talent properly.

The D16 really isn't that bad - Jeremy Burgess paraphrased comment here. Let's hope MotoGP happens for Scott 2013.

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chrisg011

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chrisg011 says:

And so

life is breathed into MotoGP - go on Scott, no preconceptions and balls bigger than a house is what Ducati needs

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YamahaGYTR

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YamahaGYTR says:

If this happens it will spice up the paddock in so many ways what will be more interesting does Scott taken Pete Benson the same crew chief who helped NH to the title in 2006 with him to Ducati should the deal finalise.

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vds45

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vds45 says:

scot and pete benson

scott has a brilliant relationship with pete benson . i no scott is ready for the MOTOGP challenge but is the MOTOGP boy ready for scott lol

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