Scott Redding finished seventh in the MotoGP season opener at Losail International Circuit. (Photo: Getty Images)
Scott Redding pulled off a highly impressive MotoGP™ debut in Qatar on Sunday, finishing his first premier class race as the leading Honda RCV1000R representative. It appeared as though earlier setup changes had paid off handsomely.
The Moto2 championship runner-up of 2013 and a title contender all season-long, Redding now joins the premier class with a GO&FUN Honda Gresini open bike. In being a rider of the new RCV1000R customer machine, he is using one of four in the field; the others are piloted by Cardion AB Motoracing’s Karel Abraham plus Drive M7 Aspar riders Hiroshi Aoyama and Nicky Hayden, with the World Champion of 2006 having been the rider Redding has targeted on-track since the preseason.
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