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Last Updated: Sunday June 22 2008 15:54 GMT

Teenager races to MotoGP record

Scott Redding with his trophy

British motorsport has a new star after 15-year-old motorbike rider Scott Redding became the youngest-ever winner of a MotoGP race.

The teenager, from Gloucestershire, won the 125cc event at the MotoGP, which is one of the biggest motorbike racing championships in the world.

Starting in fourth place, Redding raced past the competition to finish a full five seconds before his nearest rival.

He's the first British rider to win a 125cc race since 1975.

Scott Redding during the race
Scott finished the race five seconds before anyone else
"It is unbelievable," he said. "I've never had a podium before and to win at my home grand prix is an incredible feeling.

"It was difficult conditions out there, but I've always ridden well when it's been windy and the bike felt good."

It was only Redding's eighth 125cc race and he's already looking to build on his latest success.

He said: "I should be back at school tomorrow, but I am off to Assen for the next race, and hopefully I can get another podium soon."