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Yamaha Rider Bradley Smith is Bringing His A-Game

Rory Harris

By Rory Harris

August 25, 2014

rider_7030A lot has been happening in the world of the
2014 MotoGP World Championship. The summer break is over, Marc Marquez has been dethroned and there’s only a few races left until the end of the season! And with all the excitement leading up to the season finale in Valencia, Yamaha rider Bradley Smith is bringing his A-game!

This young Brit finds himself in 10th place in the MotoGP™ standings with 65 points, and a couple of places behind his Yamaha teammate, Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. Smith has a ways to go to make it to the top of the leaderboard, but there's no denying his effort.

Check out these fast facts about Smith and learn more about how he got his start in MotoGP™!

Fast Facts

Name: Bradley Smith
DOB: Nov. 28, 1990 (23 years old)
Hometown: Oxford, England
Nationality: British
Team: Monster Yamaha Tech 3
Number: 38

Bradley Smith and MotoGP

Bradley Smith grew up in a home where motorcycle racing was infused in the home atmosphere. His family owned an open practice track and his father had a background in Motocross.This family dynamic had Smith on the bike at the age of six.
He started racing early, in his age group, regardless of not being chosen for the Auto-Cycle Union academy for young racers. In 2005, he competed in the Spanish 125cc Championship as part of the MotoGP Academy, finishing the year just one point behind the champion with three wins.
In 2006, Smith joined the Repsol Honda 125cc Grand Prix World Championship team and finished 19th overall with the title of Rookie of the Year. His career only continued to go up and he joined the Moto2 World Championship in 2011.
This move happened after the 2010 Portuguese Grand Prix, when he signed a three year contract with the Tech 3 Moto2 team. In his first Moto2 race, he found himself in seventh place before securing fourth at the Spanish Grand Prix. He then made it to the podium with a second place finish in the Silverstone Grand Prix. By the end of the season, he found himself in seventh place in the championship.
In 2013, Smith moved into the world of the MotoGP World Championship. Along with his then teammate Cal Crutchlow, he continues to ride for Tech 3 aboard a Yamaha. He finished his first season in 10th place with 116 points, finding himself consistently within the top 10 riders.
This year, alonside Pol Espargaro, Smith has obtained his best position in a MotoGP™ race at the Grand Prix of the Americas last year when he finished fifth.
Who knows, this could be his year!

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