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A strong 2015 season has Bradley Smith ready to do battle at home at the Octo British Grand Prix.
The majority of 2015 has seen Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Bradley Smith finish as the top satellite rider in the MotoGP™ field, securing him fifth in the standings. A second podium finish, his first coming in Australia in 2014, still eludes the Brit as he attempts to take the battle to the factory teams. Smith heads to his home round in the best form of his MotoGP™ career and is aiming for a stellar result in front of the home crowd. During his time in the Moto2™ World Championship Smith has a best finish of second in Silverstone, in 2011 after qualifying down in 28th position. His best Silverstone result since joining the MotoGP™ class in 2013 is a ninth on his debut at the track.
A home podium would be a dream for Smith, but beating the factory bikes and riders is a tall order. Smith has built a reputation in 2015 for his lightning starts and has often seen himself in the top three during the early stages. A solid start and some good luck could hugely increase Smith’s chances of home glory as he looks to be the first rider since Jeremy McWilliams to secure a home podium in the premier class.
Bradley Smith: “This weekend will be one of the highlights of the year for me as I will be riding in front of my fantastic fans at my home Grand Prix at Silverstone. I am hugely excited for the race on Sunday and of course I will be giving nothing less than 110% as I aim to clinch a super result aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1. So far this season has been very positive with some really strong finishes and is definitely a testament of how hard and closely the team and I have been working. Therefore, I will be pushing again this weekend as I intend to be fighting in the top six or maybe even higher on Sunday. My best result at Silverstone was 2nd in the wet race in the Moto2 class during the 2011 season after qualifying in 28th. Of course, this is a very happy memory, but it motivates me more than ever for this weekend. We don't know what to expect with the weather, but I am ready and I will do my best to get my fans cheering and their support really spurs me on, so I hope to hear them all around the track!"
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