MotoGP: British rider Scott Redding joins Pramac Ducati

British MotoGP rider Scott Redding
Scott Redding finished second in the Moto2 championship in 2013

British rider Scott Redding has agreed a deal to race for the Italian Pramac Ducati MotoGP team next season.

The announcement was made on Sunday before Redding finished as the leading home rider with a sixth-placed finish in the British Grand Prix.

The 22-year-old currently rides for the Marc VDS Honda team after making his debut with Gresini Honda in 2014.

He is currently 13th in the MotoGP world championship standings.

Redding, who was born in Gloucester, became the youngest rider to win a grand prix when he won the British round of the 125cc MotoGP world championship at Donington Park in 2008 at the age of 15.

Ducati Corse sporting director Paolo Ciabatti said: "We've been following Scott from his Moto2 career and in his debut season with Gresini in MotoGP.

"We approached him last year but then his team decided to move to MotoGP and it was not possible.

"We discussed with him again around the Brno weekend (August 15-16) and we decided that this time was the right time."

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