Scott Redding catches attention of Ducati

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Scott Redding is already being closely monitored by Ducati management after his stunning debut Moto2 campaign in 2010.

Ducati boss Vittoriano Guareschi spoke of his admiration for the 17-year-old after he claimed third place in Indianapolis and then a brilliant second behind experienced Italian Alex de Angelis in Australia.

Six front row starts in the last eight races caught the attention of Ducati talent spotters tracking young talent in the smaller Grand Prix classes.

Redding only recently penned a new two-year deal with the Belgium-based Marc VDS Racing squad but it is clear that he is already regarded as one of the hottest properties in the paddock.

Ducati’s Vittoriano Guareschi told MCN: “Ducati likes Scott a lot. He is very young and he has a lot of work to do but he is very fast.

“We will keep him an eye on him for the future that’s for sure. We are looking in Moto2 for the future. It’s important to start to look at the younger riders and he is one we have seen and been impressed with.”

Redding, who remains the youngest rider in history ever to win a Grand Prix, said the attention was flattering but he wouldn’t let it go to his head.

He said: “It is really flattering to know that people are watching me but I’m not going to get carried away. I’ve got to go my job and keep improving.

“I love the team I’m in and they are bringing me on leaps and bounds and everything is going amazing at the moment.”

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt