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Moto2: Scott Redding celebrates victory at Silverstone

Scott Redding's Marc VDS racing bike had a special union jack design for the race
Scott Redding's Marc VDS racing bike had a special union jack design for the race
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Monday, 02, Sep 2013 11:48

by Daniel Mackrell

British rider Scott Redding celebrated a home victory on Sunday (1 September) after finishing first in the Moto2 race at Silverstone to extend his overall lead.

The win means that the 20-year-old is now 38 points ahead of Pol Espargaro who is in second place in the championship leaderboard.

His Marc VDS racing bike had a special Union Jack design for his home race, and the victory came on a weekend where tributes were made for the late great British rider Barry Sheene.

Britain hasn't had a motorcycle world champion since Barry Sheene won the 500cc class 36 years ago, but Redding has taken huge steps towards claiming the Moto2 championship after his third win of the season.

He spent a lot of the race battling with riders Takaaki Nakagami and Thomas Luthi, but fought hard to finish on the top podium in front of a record 73,456 people that were at Silverstone on Sunday.

When Redding was 15 when he became the first British rider to win a 125cc class race on home soil since 1973, when he claimed victory at Donnington in 2008.

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