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MotoGP hopeful Bradley Smith discovers pitwork

MotoGP hopeful Bradley Smith discovers pitwork

MotoGP hopeful Bradley Smith discovers pitwork

Bradley Smith, one of the young riders of the MotoGP Academy, had the opportunity to work in the MotoGP paddock during the British GP at Donington Park, giving a hand to the mechanics of Team Suzuki. The young Briton, who had a first taste of MotoGP earlier this year at Catalunya, was thrilled with the experience.

"The Auto-Cycle Union has set-up some work opportunity so we can get some experience with a MotoGP team," said Smith. "Working with Team Suzuki is really great! Discovering how a team works from the inside is an incredible experience."

"We have to clean the bodywork and the wheels, we bring the rims to the Bridgestone workshop to have the tyres fitted, we also learn how to use the tyre warmers and we even had a look at data logging. Working in MotoGP would be really great, so being here this weekend is a really nice experience."

Having joined the MotoGP Academy programme set-up by Dorna Sports and managed by former rider Alberto Puig, Bradley Smith is learning quickly, competing in the highly competitive Spanish 125cc Championship.

"The whole MotoGP Academy experience is great. I believe it's the best way to progress and I feel that I've learned a lot. Racing in the Spanish Championship is really tough, it's much more competitive than the British Championship, but hopefully I'll get some good results."

MotoGP, 2005, Bradley Smith, Stefan Bradl

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