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Jakub Smrz: The surprise of the preseason?

Jakub Smrz: The surprise of the preseason?

Jakub Smrz: The surprise of the preseason?

Yesterday's surprise story from the MotoGP Official Test was Jakub Smrz's eye-opening performance. The rider from the Czech Republic finished the day an impressive fourth on the timesheet, with a fastest lap of 1'48.317.

Riding for the Cardion AB team in 250cc this season, Smrz continued to attract attention throughout today's session, at one point in the late afternoon appearing second on the leaderboard. In an exclusive interview with motogp.com, the Czech star spoke about whether the promising start had surprised even him, the focus of the Cardion AB team's testing, and the state of motorcycle racing in his homeland.

"I was a little surprised with my performance yesterday, and I hope to improve on it today. The team are mainly trying to find the best setup for the bike, which is the most important thing"

The whole of the interview, conducted in English, can be viewed on motogp.com.

Tags:
250cc, 2006

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