Scott Redding, the British MotoGP rider currently riding a Ducati with Octo Pramac Team, has signed a deal with the Gresini Aprilia Team for the 2018 Grand Prix season. He will replace Sam Lowes for the 2018 season.
In the current ongoing season, Redding stands at the 11th position, having secured 37 points (as of the Austrian GP). Last year, the British racer finished 15, having scored 74 points in the overall championship.
Redding had previously raced for the Go&Fun Gresini Team astride a Honda and also raced an Aprilia in the 125cc class back in 2008 and 2009. Scott Redding will team up with Aleix Espargaró for the 2018 season.
Romano Albesiano, Aprilia Racing Manager, commented: "Scott is a rider who, in spite of his young age, has significant experience in MotoGP. We are pleased to have him join our project, and we think that his talent and the continued growth of the RS-GP will allow the team and him to achieve important results."
Born in 1993, Scott Redding entered the world of competitive motorcycle racing in 2008 aboard an Aprilia. Also, Redding became the youngest rider ever to win a Grand Prix, at 15 years and 170 days. With Redding reunited with Aprilia again, the team is looking for positive results in 2018.