Smith ready for full throttle Silverstone fight
Posted on Aug 25, 2015 by Monster Yamaha Tech 3
The British Grand Prix challenge is up next for the confident Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team pairing of Bradley Smith and Pol Espargaro as they will aim to storm to two notable results aboard their Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP bikes.
The 12th round of the season will commence this weekend at the world famous 5.9 kilometre Silverstone track and both riders will be seeking to add strong finishes to their impressive scorings so far this year in the 20 lap race on Sunday. The renowned circuit is situated in the heart of England and is one of the fastest tracks on the MotoGP calendar, plus it has been the setting for many iconic motorsport battles over the last years.
Bradley Smith will contest his home Grand Prix at Silverstone and he fully intends to rocket to a fantastic result in front of his passionate fans. The 24 year old, who was born a short distance from the track, in Oxford, hopes to increase his confident and inspired run this year, which has seen him superbly finish no lower than 8th in every race in 2015.
Bradley Smith: – Championship: 5th – Points: 106
"This weekend will be one of the highlights of the year for me as I will be riding in front of my fantastic fans at my home Grand Prix at Silverstone. I am hugely excited for the race on Sunday and of course I will be giving nothing less than 110% as I aim to clinch a super result aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1. So far this season has been very positive with some really strong finishes and is definitely a testament of how hard and closely the team and I have been working. Therefore, I will be pushing again this weekend as I intend to be fighting in the top six or maybe even higher on Sunday. My best result at Silverstone was 2nd in the wet race in the Moto2 class during the 2011 season after qualifying in 28th. Of course, this is a very happy memory, but it motivates me more than ever for this weekend. We don't know what to expect with the weather, but I am ready and I will do my best to get my fans cheering and their support really spurs me on, so I hope to hear them all around the track!"
Hervé Poncharal - Team Manager:
"We will head to Silverstone next for the 12th round of the Championship which is an event that we all look forward to. It's a bit of a shame that the race is not being held at Donington Park, however, Silverstone is a brilliant track with some world class facilities and the whole team, especially our two riders, look forward to doing a top job. This week will, of course, be big for our British rider Bradley as it's his home race, but he's ready for the challenge. After his season of impressive results we are very confident that he can produce a strong finish on his home soil and battle inside the top six. For Pol, we are certain that he can have a rewarding weekend. The Czech GP was a bit challenging for him and his team, but that is in the past and he knows what he has to do, which is get the bike setup on Friday and then continue with a solid performances for the rest of the weekend. For sure, he has been quick here in the past and this weekend will hopefully be strong for him. The Tech3 Team has employed a lot of English riders in the past, so there is no doubt that this race is always close to our hearts and we will do our best to give the British fans a great show."