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Smith: “The fatigue is no issue”

Smith: “The fatigue is no issue”

Bradley Smith returns to MotoGP™ duties after flying to Japan to test for the Suzuka 8 Hour.

Sachsenring will play host to the ninth round of the MotoGP™ World Championship, the last round before the mid season break. Many riders will be out for a strong result to boost their confidence ahead of this summer break, making the field more aggressive than ever. With a straight of just over 700 meters the Sachsenring is famous for its tight and twisty layout. A multitude of fast left handers on the track can result in severe uneven tyre wear and a cool right side of the tyre making Turn 12 particularly difficult.

Britain’s Bradley Smith currently sits sixth in the championship standings, 20 points ahead of Cal Crutchlow (CWM LCR Honda) as they battle for the unofficial title of ‘top satellite rider’. Smith has yet to claim a podium in Germany in any class during his career, his best MotoGP™ result coming in 2013 with a sixth place finish. While most other riders enjoyed the weekend away from racing between Assen and Germany, Smith and Monster Yamaha Tech 3 teammate Pol Espargaro were testing in Japan for the famous Suzuka 8 Hour race later this month.

Bradley Smith: "It’s time to hit the Sachsenring again and I’m more determined than ever to score a top result aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1. Last year was a tricky weekend, but after the very encouraging opening half of the season that we have had, I am certain this year will be a positive experience. It’s a short track and one that is not as fast as some of the other rounds, plus there are a lot of tight corners which means that getting the Yamaha set up for these turns on Friday is integral to success on Sunday.”

“It’s been a busy few weeks for Pol and I, as we tested in Japan for the Suzuka 8 hour race last week. However, the fatigue is no issue and I know that I have the ability to fight as close to the factory bikes as possible. I want to provide the German fans with a good show by giving them something to cheer about and I can’t wait to throw my leg over the M1 once again."

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