Smith on a roll into Germany - Eni Grand Prix of Germany 2011

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 by Nick Harris

Twenty year old Bradley Smith chases his fourth consecutive Moto2 podium finish at the eni German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring on Sunday. Riding for the French-based Tech 3 team Smith has moved into third place in the Championship on his debut season in the class behind Stefan Bradl and 125 cc World Champion Marc Marquez.

The Oxfordshire rider has never finished on the podium at the tight undulating 2.281 miles circuit but arrives brimming with confidence after a tremendous battle with Marquez and Bradl at the previous round at Mugello in Italy.

Record breaking Smith behind Gould
Bradley Smith became the first British rider to secure three consecutive podium finishes in the Intermediate class (250 and Moto 2) for 39 years when he finished third in the Moto2 race at the previous round in Mugello.

In 1972 Rodney Gould took six consecutive podiums in the 250 cc class including a victory at the Dutch TT. Gould won the 250 cc World Championship in 1970 and finished third in 1972 behind Jarno Saarinen and Renzo Pasolini.

Bradley Smith
The Sachsenring should be really interesting on a Moto2 bike. It’s narrow and a bit like a go-kart track in some parts. Qualifying on Saturday is going to be crucial because overtaking will not be easy. Using the old football cliché – we will take each race at a time.”


EVENT TIME SCHEDULE
Friday 15 July
09.15 – 09.55              125cc Free Practice 1
10.10 – 10.55              MotoGP Free Practice 1
11.10 – 11.55              Moto2 Free Practice 1
13.15 – 13.55              125cc Free Practice 2
14.10 – 14.55              MotoGP Free Practice 2
15.10 – 15.55              Moto2 Free Practice 2

Saturday 16 July
09.15 – 09.55              125cc Free Practice 3
10.10 – 10.55              MotoGP Free Practice 3
11.10 – 11.55              Moto2 Free Practice 3
13.00 – 13.40              125cc Qualifying Practice
13.55 – 14.55              MotoGP Qualifying Practice
15.10 – 15.55              Moto2 Qualifying Practice

Sunday 17 July
08.40 – 09.00              125cc Warm Up
09.10 – 09.30              Moto2 Warm Up
09.40 – 10.00              MotoGP Warm Up
11.00                           125cc RACE (27 laps)
12.15                           Moto2 RACE (29 laps)
14.00                           MotoGP RACE (30 laps)

Schedule is local time
Time Zone: GMT + 2 hours

 

TELEVISION TIMES
Practice, qualifying and the races will be shown at the following times on British television:

BBC
Sunday 3 July
12.30 – 15.00    MotoGP Race BBC Two/Online LIVE



BRITISH EUROSPORT 2
Friday 15 July
12.10 – 15.00 Live Free Practice 125cc, MotoGP, Moto2

Saturday 16 July
11.00 – 15.10 Live Qualifying 125cc, Moto2, MotoGP

Sunday 17 July
9.45    125cc Race Live
11.15    Moto2 Race Live
18.00    MotoGP Action

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