Scott Redding was born in Gloucester and first entered the MotoGP paddock in 2008 riding for BLU:sens Aprilia in the 125cc category. During this season Redding became the youngest ever Grand Prix winner after taking victory in his home race at Donnington Park.
Redding moved up to Moto2 in 2012 after growing too big for the 125cc class – Redding started his Moto2 career riding with the Marc VDS Racing Team. Scott Redding was a regular frontrunner in Moto2 and his aggressive style has entertained spectators and won him many fans.
Scott Redding moved up to MotoGP in 2014 and since then he has raced in the MotoGP class for both Honda and Ducati.
With his growing popularity, Scott Redding helmets are now appearing as replicas, and there are currently some stunning looking Scott Redding helmets available from Shark. Checkout the Scott Redding helmets currently available below.
Scott Redding helmets
Scott Redding helmet guide:
Scott Redding has a sponsorship with Shark Helmets and Shark have release a number of Redding replica designs in a number of their helmet ranges, catering for most price points – something we wish many other helmet manufacturers would do with race replicas.
The designs that are currently available to buy are from Redding’s Moto2 and MotoGP years, and there are some great designs that also come complete with the original sponsor logos, for that even more authentic race feel.
- If you are after premium models then you should be looking at the Redding replica helmets in the Shark Race-R Pro range (the carbon-fiber version is especially stunning). Usually sub £550.
- The mid-range ones are found in the Shark Speed R range. Usually sub £339.99 or $499.99
- The more affordable Redding replicas can be found in the Shark S700S range. Usually sub £150 or $220.
To be honest, most Shark helmets tend to cost less than their comparable models from other brands, for example the premium Shark models are still usually a couple of hundred pounds/dollars than the comparable premium helmet ranges from Arai or AGV for example.
Oh, and here is a little video of Scott Redding messing around by and showing everyone that you can get lower lean angles and take ‘getting your elbow down’ to the the next level by getting his head down and dragging his Shark helmet across the track!:
Scott Redding biography:
Born in 1993, Scott Redding kicked off his love of racing motorcycle by competing in local Mini Moto events in 2001, and by 2004 he had won the 2004 FAB-Racing Metrakit 50cc British MiniGP championship. After a brief spell in Spain racing in the Metrakit “Calypso Cup”, Redding tested for the Red Bull MotoGP Academy cup in 2006. His performances secured him a ride but his first season was a mixed bag which brought only a single podium finish in the season.
In 2007 Redding joined the Spanish CEV 125cc championship where he finished in second place in the standings.
Redding’s performances in the Spanish CEV 125cc championship secured him a move into the 125cc World Championship racing for the BLU:sens Aprilia team. In his first season Redding managed to qualify on the front row for the opening race in Qatar and the going even better by winning the British 125cc GP becoming the youngest ever Grand Prix winner in the process (a record that was previously held by Marco Melandri). Redding spent two seasons in the 125cc class finishing in 11th and 15th place in the standings.
In 2010 Redding moved up to the Moto2 class and joined the Marc VDS Racing Team. Redding spent four season competing in Moto2 achieving a best Championship finishing position of 2nd (in his final Moto2 season in 2013)
redding moved to MotoGP in 2014 and raced on a Honda for his first two seasons. In 2016 Redding joined the Octo Pramac Yakhnich team to race on a Ducati Desmosedici GP15, a bike that Redding had tested on before moving to MotoGP.