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The Sun: Smith dubs 2013 as ‘MotoGP™ University’

Bradley Smith has labelled his maiden top class season as ‘my first year at the MotoGP™ University’, claiming the second half will be critical when it comes to his personal progression as a rookie rider.

“I learnt a hell of a lot at Le Mans and I look at it as my year at the MotoGP University,” the Oxford man tells British newspaper The Sun. “My real exams will come in the second half of the season and these races are just modules and little tests as I’m going along. My actual feeling at the end of the races is quite strange.

“I’m not really happy or sad but I’m just ticking the boxes to ensure we understand what we have learnt without too many mistakes, while improving all the time…I always said it would take me four races to get up to speed and it has, so now let’s see what we can do after this.”

In 2011, Smith signed a Monster Yamaha Tech 3 deal which confirmed him for a final season of Moto2™ as well as a top class ride for both 2013 and 2014.

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