Smith prepares for tough Indianapolis battle
Posted on Aug 19, 2012 by Tech3 Racing
The Tech 3 Racing Team is anticipating a tough battle in tomorrow's Indianapolis Moto2 race after Bradley Smith qualified in 14th in gloriously sunny conditions this afternoon.
Refreshed and raring to go after a long summer break, Smith was unable to find a comfortable set-up with the Mistral 610 machine on the slippery track surface at the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
After his fantastic podium challenge at the last round in Mugello, Smith arrived in America in high spirits and looking forward to building on the confidence gained in Italy.
The British rider though couldn't find the ideal set-up in practice to finish higher than 16th, but modifications for qualifying helped him gain two places.
His best time of 1.44.061 was 0.7s faster than his previous best lap over the weekend and he was only just over 0.5s away from the top six in yet another fiercely contested Moto2 qualifying session.