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Smith: “We don’t get much of a break during this race”

Smith: “We don’t get much of a break during this race”

Top satellite bike again the aim for Britain’s Bradley Smith, currently sixth in the World Championship standings.

In both Mugello and Catalunya Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) was able to secure fifth and again finish as the highest placed non-factory machine. This marks a drastic improvement over his results at the same races in 2014, where he failed to finish in Mugello and was tenth in Barcelona.

Continuing this form is the main goal for Smith and his Tech 3 team as they head to Assen, a track where the combination scored a third place finish in the 2011 Moto2™ race. The post race test in Barcelona offered another major boost for the British rider, who topped the time sheets at the end of the one day test.

Bradley Smith: "The Motul TT Assen is a race that we all look forward to due to the track itself and also because of the festival atmosphere of the crowd who are always so excited about the MotoGP paddock coming to their country! The first half of the circuit is quite slow, but the second is much faster so it really is a mix of two halves and a good challenge for the riders. Plus, it has a very short straight, which means that we don’t get much of a break during this race.”

“I’ve ridden to two podiums in the lower classes here, so I will be going all out for another top result in order to continue my form this season. At the post race Catalunya test we found some useful settings that should certainly aid us, so we will put these to use and get on the pace as soon as practice begins on Thursday. It will be vital to have a strong free practice run so that we can get into Q2 and then do our best in the race, which I am pumped for!"

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, Bradley Smith, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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