Door Dani-81 op dinsdag 03 december 2013 14:19
MotoGP star Scott Redding is backing Britain's upcoming racing talent after joining forces with Team Repli-Cast to support Charlie Nesbitt in the 2014 Motostar Championship season.
Redding is preparing for his maiden season in the premier MotoGP class in 2014 but the 2013 Moto2 Championship runner-up wants to give other British youngsters the opportunity to follow in his footsteps and will be supporting 12-year-old Nesbitt in next year's championship.
Nesbitt will contest the championship with Team Repli-Cast aboard a Honda Moto3 machine supplied by Redding who will also be offering the youngster advice and guidance throughout his debut season. Nesbitt has already clinched three British Championship titles after he started racing mini-motos when he was just six years old and finished third in this season's Thundersport Aprilia Superteens series.
Redding said: "The Young Riders Academy was set up to help youngsters taking their first steps in the sport and it's been very successful. The partnership with Team Repli-Cast is independent of the Academy, but it means we're now in a position to help talented young riders like Charlie Nesbitt make the step up to the British Championship.
"All too often we see youngsters leave the sport because they simply don't have the funding to progress to the next level, or they get little or no advice when they do make the step up. I know exactly what that's like, because I've been there. Without the sacrifices and support of family and friends during the early stages of my career, I wouldn't now be on the verge of making my MotoGP debut.
"Charlie has the talent to succeed and now he also has the chance to showcase that talent in the British Championship. I'm happy to be able to give him this opportunity, and to put something back into the sport that has been so good to me in recent years."