Smith ready to surge high in Brno
Posted on Aug 12, 2014 by Monster Yamaha Tech 3
Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Bradley Smith will this week contest the 11th round of the 2014 MotoGP World Championship at the picturesque Brno circuit as the paddock returns to Europe. The race action will resume instantly from the previous round with the MotoGP ensemble heading straight to the bwin Grand Prix České republiky from America where both riders fully intend to continue their positive starts to the second half of the season.
The Czech Republic round is firm fan and rider favourite with its roots in motorcycle racing stretching back as far as the 1930’s where events took place on the public roads in the surrounding area before the Automotodrom Brno’s construction in 1987. The undulating, fast flowing track is built in a natural amphitheatre and the asphalt flicks between six left corners and eight right with various changes in elevation at the impressive 5403 meter circuit.
"After a good summer break it was decent way to commence the second half of the seasonwith a 6th placed finish in Indy as this is where I need to be. There is no rest this time as we are straight back to Europe for Brno, which I am really fired up for and where I will once again be doing my best to get close to the factory MotoGP bikes. My finger is healing gradually and as always I will be giving my all to get a top result in the Czech Republic with my confidence high. I qualified well last year where I achieved my joint highest qualifying result of my rookie year in 6th and even though the race didn’t go to plan, this year I am aiming to continue the good form found at Indianapolis. The fast sweeping corners of Brno should suit the Yamaha YZR-M1’s character, so I hope to qualify in the top six and then really go for it on Sunday."