Tech3 ready to hit Spanish asphalt at full speed
Posted on Apr 28, 2015 by Monster Yamaha Tech 3
The Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team riders return to Europe this weekend for round 4 of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship fully confident of seizing success in the battle at Jerez. After the opening three rounds in Qatar, Texas and Argentina, the MotoGP paddock will embark on the European run, starting in Andalusia at the 4.4 kilometre circuit which is a firm favourite for riders and fans alike.
The circuit can accommodate up to 250,00 fans who typically attend the event full of enthusiasm and passion. Britain’s Bradley Smith who has started his third year aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1 brightly, will determinedly seek to follow up his strong double of two top six finishes in the last two races. Once again, he will aim to fight to finish as the leading satellite rider with another noticeable display at the fast flowing Circuito de Jerez.
Bradley Smith: – Championship: 7th – Points: 28
"I’m really excited about racing at Jerez this weekend and I aim to continue the positive momentum that I have so far this season. As it’s my third year with the team aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1, I know the bike and the guys all well by now and I know we can be strong here in front of the superb crowd. The start of the year has been great and we’ve been in the hunt for the leading satellite position at every race so far. Now it’s time to take to the European soil and fight for this again. This track has a special place in my heart as I won my first race in the 125cc class in 2009 and I’ve had some other strong results here as well, so this weekend I will be aiming to extend my positive record. The track is fast flowing and as always, Friday and Saturday will be crucial for setting up the bike for Sunday, but we are full of optimism and I can’t wait to start the fight again."
Hervé Poncharal - Team Manager:
"We’ve had good fun in the first three rounds around the planet and now it’s time to go racing in Europe. We achieved some solid finishes in the fly away races with both riders, even though these races were a bit tricky with the increased competition this year. Brad has done a top job so far and is riding where he should be. I hope for more of the same from Brad after his three strong results and we expect him to fight for the top 6 again. The crowd will spur him on and we know both our guys can be strong at the meandering Jerez circuit.."