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Scott Redding has signed for Gresini Honda for the 2014 Moto GP season.
The current Moto 2 championship leader has signed a two-year contract with the Gresini team.
Redding will ride on a ‘production’ bike next season, whilst his teammate at Gresini, Alvaro Bautista, will continue to ride the ‘Prototype’ bike.
Redding feels that riding the production bike next season is the right way to go as he starts his Moto GP career.
“The first year on the production bike for me is not a bad idea. I can learn the bike a bit, it’s not a big difference. It might even be a competitive bike, you just don’t know yet.”
The 20-year-old has also revealed that he hopes to get a prototype bike in 2015, once he has adapted to life in Moto GP.
Redding will join fellow Brits, Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith in the Moto GP Paddock.
Redding’s main Moto 2 challenger, Pol Espargaro, will also be in Moto GP next season after signing for the Tech 3 Yamaha team.
If Redding can win the Moto 2 championship, he will be the first Brit to become world champion in any GP class since Barry Sheene in 1977.