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Delve deep into the lives of riders as the MotoGP™ Podcast returns as Last On The Brakes! Featuring prominently this weekend is Bradley Smith, as the Aprilia Gresini Test Rider speaks about all things from making a journey to China with Nick Harris to making his own motorcycle races with Playmobil in the sand. The former 125cc World Championship race winner also discusses “discovering” Jake Dixon and achieving the eighth-longest point-scoring streak in history.
Notable quotes from the 28-year-old feature the first time he wanted to become a motorcycle racer: “Basically I played with Playmobil motorcycles in a sand pit and you know when you used to make a track in your quilt on your bed? Yeah, that was me!” Then, Jake Dixon is the hot topic: “I’m not going to take any credit for anything Jake Dixon has done in his career, but I did see Jake Dixon, the very, very first time he got on a GP125…”.
However, it would be an “unheard of” contract that would make Smith realise how serious it was all becoming: “I signed the unheard of, I signed a 3-year deal which was one year in Moto2 and then two years in MotoGP. So that was when I realised things were getting serious.”
There’s plenty more that featured throughout conversation, such as 19:00 at Donington Park is the most pivotal moment of his career, and who the special rider was that he rode against on his Moto2™ comeback this season. Full of fun, excitement and insight, who can’t enjoy Bradley Smith in one of the most fascinating interviews of the year?
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