MOTOGP: Marc VDS Steps Up to MotoGP Grid With Honda; Scott Redding to Return for 2015

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GOSSELIES, Belgium — official release — MotoGP photo — The Marc VDS Racing Team will make the step up to the MotoGP class in 2015, after reaching an agreement with Honda Racing Corporation, the team announced Friday.

The team will field a factory specification Honda RC213V in the MotoGP™ World Championship, with Scott Redding returning to the team to lead the assault in MotoGP™ in 2015 and 2016.

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone that has helped us to achieve our aim of racing in the premier MotoGP class, with what is clearly the most competitive bike available,” commented team principal Michael Bartholemy. “Without their help, and the continued support of Marc van der Straten, this move would have remained a dream for us, but now it is a reality. Obviously we are looking forward to welcoming Scott Redding back to the fold next year, but our focus for now must be on the Moto2 World Championship, which we are currently leading with both of our riders.”

“It is a great honour to be associated with Honda at the very top level of two-wheeled motorsport, especially as we are a relatively new team to the Grand Prix paddock,” added Marc VDS Racing Team President Marc van der Straten. “But, while newcomers we may be, I think we have shown quite clearly that we are there to race and there to win, which I believe reflects Honda’s philosophy also. I am excited about this new project, especially as it means a return to the Marc VDS racing family of Scott Redding, with whom we enjoyed a long and successful association in Moto2.”

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