Redding to show 'full potential' with Aprilia
15 August 2017 – Scott Redding says he expects to show his "full potential" when he makes the switch to Aprilia for the 2018 season, having recently struggled for form.
Redding made his MotoGP debut in 2014, as Moto2 runner-up, spending one year with Gresini before another short spell at Marc VDS, which yielded his first podium.
He moved from Honda to Ducati machinery in 2016, adding another rostrum, but finished behind team-mate Danilo Petrucci in the standings, thus missing out on the sole GP17 available to Pramac for 2017.
Redding has come under pressure through 2017, amid a lack of results, and Pramac recently announced that he will be replaced by Jack Miller next year.
But after some discussions at the Austrian Grand Prix, Redding secured a new ride at Aprilia, which has terminated Sam Lowes' two-year agreement.
Redding is hopeful that, in a different environment, and with previous links to Gresini, he will be able to showcase his talents again.
"I look forward to this new step in the ladder of life and career," said Redding, in a post on his Instagram account, followed up by an Italian version.
"This will be a great road of development to reach the best results of our package.
"I truly believe with this chance you have given me I can show my full potential which I have struggled with in the past seasons.
"Step at a time we will get there."
Redding and Lowes were also involved in a sporting Twitter exchange, the pair wishing each other the best of luck for the future, following the rider shuffle.