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Smith: “I am ready to hit Texas at full speed”

Smith: “I am ready to hit Texas at full speed”

British rider Bradley Smith is looking forward to resuming his battle with compatriot Cal Crutchlow in Austin.

Fresh from competing in the intense season opener a fortnight ago, the Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team rider Bradley Smith heads to the Circuit of the America's prepared for round two of the 2015 MotoGP™ world Championship this weekend. The anti clockwise 5.5 kilometre long Texan circuit impressively has nearly 41 metres of elevation change on the pit straight and will host its third MotoGP race since its introduction to the calendar in 2013.

Having finished in 5th position in last year's GP in Texas, Bradley Smith heads to the US optimistic and confident of being able to follow up his hard fought 8th place finish at Qatar where he was a blink of an eye behind the fastest satellite bike.

Bradley Smith:
"Now it’s time to head across the Atlantic to Texas which is a special race and certainly an event that everyone looks forward to, so I can't wait to jump on the Yamaha and get going. I like the track with its good mixture of tight and meandering corners plus the big climb on the pit straight is awesome to experience! I scored a good result here last year in which I finished in 5th as well as being the leading Yamaha, plus after the good start to the season which we had in Qatar, I'm feeling confident. To complete the Qatar race only half a second back from Cal was encouraging, albeit a little annoying as I was so close to being the fastest satellite MotoGP rider. Nevertheless, I'm optimistic that we will be fighting in that position again on Sunday and I am ready to hit Texas at full speed."

 

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MotoGP, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, Bradley Smith, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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