Bradley 3rd fastest on first day at new circuit

Posted on Sep 17, 2010 by Aspar Press

Whilst Moto2 and MotoGP enjoyed a dry session as well as a wet one today, the 125cc riders had to abandon their slick tyres in both free practices, with the morning hit by a light shower in the final five minutes and the afternoon a complete washout.

Bancaja Aspar riders Nico Terol and Bradley Smith both took turns at the top of the time sheets in the dry morning conditions before finishing first and third fastest respectively. The Spaniard also set the highest top speed in the category with 226.8km/h. Despite not testing here both riders adapted quickly to the new track. Nico rode well in the wet but decided to miss the final ten minutes of the afternoon session, whilst Bradley also came in early after saving a highside in the final turn.

3rd Bradley Smith 2.05.212 (25 laps): "It's a shame the extra time today wasn't as useful as we'd hoped because of the rain but the good thing is the track is really nice, I love the design and I got a good feel for it today. We were fast from the morning, even in the rain. You need as much time as possible at a new track and the rain made it tricky but we are competitive. Hopefully the weather improves tomorrow so we can get a lot of laps in and really learn our reference points before Sunday. The track is awesome and we made a good start despite the rain so I'm happy."

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