Scott Redding’s campaign for a 2010 ride is getting more coverage, with pieces of news about it in the online Motorsports press now being followed up in regional newspaper the Gloucester Citizen.
It’s a summary of what’s going on and also promotes the January Fundraising Event in Scott’s hometown of Gloucester. It also includes quotes from Chris Chew who is the driving force behind the campaign.
Here it is, as taken from the press clipping above…
A campaign has been launched to keep Quedgeley’s Scott Redding racing next season.
Scott, who will be 17 in January, is the youngest ever winner of a Motogp 125 grand prix and has been dubbed Gloucester’s answer to Valentino Rossi.
Named rookie driver of the year in 2008 when he finished in 11th place in the championship, Scott found the going much tougher this year.
Now he is struggling to attract the sponsorship needed to compete in the 2010 season.
Friend Chris Chew has now stepped into the breach and is organising a series of fundraising events to try and help Scott keep racing.
The first event will take place at Bransons Motorcycles on Spinnaker Road, in Hempsted, on Saturday, January 16, between 5pm and 9pm.
Scott’s old helmet, leathers, gloves, boots and other items will be auctioned off, while Scott himself will be at the event to sign autographs and to chat to friends.
Former 500 Grand Prix and TT racer Percy Tait will also be at the event to lend support to the campaign. A raffle will also be held on the evening, and Scott Redding merchandise will be sold.
Chris said: “I am a big Scott Redding fan. He is an amazing talent, and is the youngest 125 Motogp winner. He is a local Gloucester lad who needs our help.
“The Motogp season has ended and Scott had a so-so season and was looking to go into the new moto2 class next year but due to lack of funds and sponsorship he is struggling to get a ride. I am trying to help him raise the money he needs to compete next year through starting an appeal.”
Tickets for the January 16th event cost £10.00 and can either be bought on the day, or more conveniently can be bought online now by clicking on the link below…
If you can’t attend but would like to make a donation anyway, then go to ScottRedding2010.com or Facebook to donate.
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