Moto2: At a glance: Scott Redding – setting a new standard.

Scott Redding set a few new records for himself, as a Briton and for his team last time out in Le Mans. His back-to-back wins with his second victory of the season in Mugello  for the 20 year-old Gloucester raised rider.

Here’s a compilation of what he has achieved in just two weeks…

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Redding: onto a winner in Mugello
image via Marc VDS Press

  • Redding is the first Briton to win back-to-back GPs since Sheene won Belgian/Swedish 500 GPs in July 1977.
  • The Gloucester rider is also only the third Briton to win at Mugello, following in the footsteps of legend Barry Sheene who won the 500cc  race in 1976 and Bradley Smith the 125cc race winner in 2009.
  • Redding also becomes the first British rider since Rod Gould in 1971 to win back-to-back races in the intermediate class.
  • It is also the first time he has won from a pole start.
  • He is also the first person to win two Moto2 races this season.

Here’s a reminder of the way he had already altered the record books after his first season win in Le Mans:

  • First British winner in the intermediate class since Jeremy McWilliams in Assen (2001)

  • Redding’s win in Le Mans is the first non-Spanish GP win in any class since Danny Kent won last Moto3 race of last year at Valencia

  • It is 30 years ago since the last British GP win at Le Mans – Alan Carter in the 250cc race (1983)

Surely an even stronger case for a competitive rider in MotoGP next year? It appears he has had some encouragement from the MotoGP paddock afetr Jorge Lorenzo used his offical Twitter page to reveal the following:

I told you, more mature outside & on the track! I’m happy for you, you are an example of big evolution. UK needed you!


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