Scott Redding ripping up history books in 2013

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Scott Redding’s surge to the top of the Moto2 world championship in 2013 has seen the MotoGP-bound British star break numerous long-standing records.

Three wins has moved Redding into a comfortable 38-point lead over Spanish rival Pol Espargaro and his latest triumph in front of a crowd of almost 74,000 fans at Silverstone earlier this month saw him continue to carve up the history books.

Here’s a list of the 20-year-old’s latest record-breaking exploits after his stunning Silverstone success.
 
He is the first British rider to win a grand prix race at both Donington Park and Silverstone.
 
He is the first British rider to win at his home GP in both the Moto3/125cc and the Moto2/250cc classes since Chas Mortimer who won the 125cc race at the Isle of Man TT in 1972 and the 250cc TT race in 1975.
 
Redding is the first British rider to win three intermediate-class GP races in a single season since Phil Read in 1971.
 
With his win at Silverstone, Redding’s points total for this year is already 192, with six races still remaining in 2013. This is already the highest points-total ever achieved by a British rider in a single season in the intermediate-class of grand prix racing.
 
Redding’s win at Silverstone is the first by a British rider in the intermediate-class of GP racing at his home grand prix since Tom Herron won the 250cc race at the Isle of Man TT in 1976.
 
His win at Silverstone was the seventh time this year that Redding has stood on the podium – this is the highest number of podium finishes by a British rider in the intermediate-class of grand prix racing since Rod Gould had seven podium finishes in 1972.
 
He is the first British rider to win three GP races in a single season in any of the solo classes of GP racing since Barry Sheene in the 500cc class in 1979.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt