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Smith: "I thought Marc and Andrea may collide!"

Smith: 'I thought Marc and Andrea may collide!'

Smith shines on Tech3 home turf to finish as leading satellite rider.

Bradley Smith completed a notable weekend at the Monster Energy Grand Prix de France in 6th position aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1, enjoying what must of been a thrilling view of the Marquez/Iannone battle for 4th.

Smith: "I am happy and it was a great way to end the Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team’s home race! The track conditions really warmed up today, which meant that we all went a bit into the unknown as it was much cooler on the other days. Therefore our setting was slightly limited at the beginning of the race because it resulted in me tucking the front a few times in the opening laps. However, to end up fighting with the reigning MotoGP World Champion and with another factory rider is where we want to be so I have to be happy with finishing as the leading satellite bike. We’ve also gained some championship points on Cal, so we have accomplished what we set out to achieve. Of course, it would have been even better to reach 4th but at one point I thought that Marc and Andrea may collide, so I gave myself enough space in case they did! Anyway, it was useful for me to watch this battle as I learnt a lot and I can use this knowledge in future races."

MotoGP, 2015, MONSTER ENERGY GRAND PRIX DE FRANCE, RAC, Bradley Smith, Monster Yamaha Tech 3

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