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Smith: "We’re close to being the top satellite bike"

Smith: 'We’re close to being the top satellite bike'

Bradley Smith gives his feedback on the 3 day test at Sepang, where he finished 6th in the combined standings.

Smith who clocked a best time of 1’59.883 on his 9th lap, was one of only 7 riders to break the 2 minute mark, an improvement of almost a second and a half from his opening performance on Monday and only two tenth's back from third overall.

Bradley Smith: "It was a good final day for me, especially to finish in the top 6. The team and I had more or less completed all of our test plans yesterday, but there were a few small things we needed to try today with the electronics and the clutch. So we tested three different ideas, with two of them being definitely an improvement. It’s these little changes that can make a different in the race. I am pleased to say that I did a 1’59 lap time, which was my objective for this test and it’s positive that I could achieve this. The bike now has a very good base setup, so next we will go to Qatar which is a completely different track and see if we can use the base setup we made here, at Losail. All in all, it was a good test. We’re close to being the top satellite bike but Cal is a bit faster, however our pace has been competitive and I am happy with the job the team and I have done here."

 

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MotoGP, 2015, SEPANG MOTOGP™ OFFICIAL TEST, Bradley Smith, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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