parties in my motorhome, then i did the double the next day. i wasn’t drinking, but we had music and we had fun and we laughed a lot. You forget you’re at a race, then you get up the next morning and it’s focus time. One vision: winning. some other times in the week before a race, i felt a bit nervous or stressed, so i’d go out and have a party with the boys. that made me feel less stressed, which helped me during the race weekend.’ redding has always enjoyed having a laugh, both with his mates and with fans. at the track he’s a bit of a showman and even away from the track he sometimes goes out of his way to interact with the paying public. recently a mate of chief designer, Paul Lang, was driving up the a1 when he overtook redding’s van and gave him a wave. redding waved back and ushered him into a layby, where they had a quick chat, took a couple of selfies, and continued on their way. ‘if someone is happy to see you, why not? if i was on a schedule and had to be somewhere, it would’ve been: sorry, mate; but if i’m not in a rush, what CURRICULUM VITAE SCOTT REDDING: Born: Lives: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: 2014: 2015: 2016: 2017: 2018: 2019: 4 January 1993 Malibu, USA 4th European minimoto championship MiniGP 50 British champion MiniGP 80 Spanish champion 7th 125 Spanish championship (Aprilia) Bike’s 2nd 125 Spanish championship (Aprilia) 11th 125 world championship (Aprilia) 15th 125 world championship (Aprilia) 8th Moto2 world championship (Suter) 15th Moto2 world championship (Suter) 5th Moto2 world championship (Kalex) ‘Riding a superbike, you have to ride it with a Moto2 style and a MotoGP brain; so, it’s like I’m combining two different eras of my career’ 2nd Moto2 world championship (Kalex) 12th MotoGP world championship (Honda) 13th MotoGP world championship (Honda) 15th MotoGP world championship (Ducati) 14th MotoGP world championship (Ducati) 21st MotoGP world championship (Aprilia) British Superbike champion (Ducati) 68 July 2020 www.bikeindia.in Bike India
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