Bradley forced to use second bike due to crash in free practice
Posted on Sep 19, 2020 by Aprilia Racing Team Gresini
Bradley Smith was the victim of a crash during FP4 without any physical consequences, but which forced the English rider to change bikes for qualifying. He stopped the clock at 1’32.486, which will put him on the seventh row of the starting grid tomorrow.
"Undoubtedly a tricky day. I don’t know if it was because of the wind or our settings, but I struggled a lot in the third sector. That’s also where I crashed in the tests, so that obviously doesn't help my confidence. The FP4 session started off in the worst possible way, with a crash, but I'm pleased to have done my best time of the weekend in qualifying, managing to get my focus back. At the moment, we’re struggling to find something that will let us make a decisive step forward, but we won’t stop looking and working."