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125: Smith ready to back Terol

"If I can help him to take points off Márquez I will do my best" - Bradley Smith.
Bradley Smith, now mathematically out of 2010 125cc World Championship contention, has pledged to help team-mate Nico Terol in the final two rounds.

Terol starts this weekend's Estoril event 12 points behind title leader Marc Marquez (Ajo Derbi), with third title contender Pol Espargaro (Tuenti Derbi) 17 points from the top.

"Nico is fighting for the title, which is very important for the team, so if I can help him to take points off Márquez I will do my best," said Smith, who is fourth in the championship. "I finished on the podium at Estoril last year and my feeling with the bike was good all weekend so I hope it's the same again this time around."

Terol, who has led the standings several times this season, has finished on the podium at the last seven races, but must now beat Marquez.

"It was a good trip [overseas] because we were on the podium at all three rounds although we weren't able to prevent Marc from winning all of them so we have room for improvement," said Terol.

"There is a bit of frustration bubbling underneath that I am sure I can turn into the positive aggression I need to get back onto the top step of the podium in Portugal. Last year I crashed whilst battling in the lead group but in general it is a good track for me."

Terol is staying in 125cc with Aspar in 2011, while Smith - expected to move to Moto2 - is still to sign.


Tagged as: Bradley Smith , 125 , Estoril

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Jimmy - Unregistered

October 28, 2010 11:50 AM

Go old Bradley screw helping Terol if you are not moving up to Moto2 with Aspar I hope not. I would say hell to them for giving you the worst Aspar bike in years where Terol has had not probs at all and has been getting all the help i.e from Aspar always with him in the box and on the grid and so on. The weather look 50/50 and if it's wet that the only Bradley will win coz his bike so slow and Bradley was fast in the wet at P.L so he may get some luck for once this year. I am not a fan of Terol but I really want Marc or Pol to win the title. So as long as Terol doesn't win I happy

Dani26Mika36 - Unregistered

October 28, 2010 5:18 PM

CONTINUED: And as for saying that Nico has had no problems, that's ridiculous. He badly broke his back and was in intensive care for 3 days, and he missed two rounds. He came back, won straight away and took the Championship lead back. Surely that deserves some respect? So I say: best of luck to Bradley and Nico this weekend, I truely hope they bring it home.



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