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By Monster Yamaha Tech 3

Smith: “I am confident that I can turn it around”

The Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider heads to Austria motivated to get back up the grid.

It has been a tough season at times for Bradley Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech 3), but the Brit isn’t one for giving up and like his contemporaries has been training hard in the summer break to prepare for the NeroGiardini Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreichring. The MotoGP™ grid will be out in force once again as the paddock returns to the venue – although the layout has changed – for the first time in nearly two decades, and Smith is ready to lay it all on the line in the second half of his final season with the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad – ahead of his move to the new factory KTM team in 2017.

"I am excited to ride the track on my MotoGP bike after sampling the layout on a Yamaha R1 recently." Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith: "The three-week break was nice for me and although I had some time to wind down, it wasn’t for very long as I trained hard to be ready to get back to where I need to be in the second half of the season. This year has been tough at times, yet I am confident that I can turn it around, just like I did in 2014, and close my final year with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team in a positive way. I am certain that our good fortune will start in Austria and even though I think it will be very tight in the race, I am highly motivated for the battle. I have done a lot of preparation for this track and with the fast flowing corners, it will be fun to ride on my Yamaha YZR-M1. The GP will be long with 28 laps, but I am excited to ride the track on my MotoGP bike after sampling the layout on a Yamaha R1 recently."

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