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Moto2: Bradley Smith fit for season finale

"I've got the 'ok' to ride but I will have to man-up when I get to Valencia because there is going to be plenty of pain and discomfort" - Bradley Smith.
Bradley Smith will be fit to ride in the final round of the Moto2 World Championship at Valencia this weekend.

The 20-year-old suffered a cracked left collarbone and bruised lung when he fell from his Tech 3 machine on the first lap of practice for the previous round in Malaysia, after warning flags about a wet section of track where not shown.

The Englishman missed the rest of the weekend, but will return for Valencia, where he won the 125cc race last year.

“I've got the 'ok' to ride but I will have to man-up when I get to Valencia because there is going to be plenty of pain and discomfort," admitted Smith. "We will strap up the collarbone for maximum comfort and mobility.

"I won the 125cc race there last year and I'm so pleased I can ride because I've been really motivated to get back out there and race ever since the crash in Malaysia.”

Smith, who has taken three Moto2 podiums during his rookie season, is seventh in the World Championship, where he will remain regardless of what happens on Sunday.


Tagged as: moto2 , Bradley Smith , Valencia , 125 , Tech 3

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MM - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 4:34 PM

As expected, back to back-stabbing business as usual. Seems a rider has to get killed before they can earn the respect of some, and even then it didn't stop some sickos having a go, though thankfully their posts got deleted fairly rapidly. I hope Bradley has a good race, despite his injuries. As for the detractors, check out the number of points he's got out of Tech 3's total in Moto2, competing with a former world champion as team mate. Why do some UK 'fans' think they have to support Smith or Redding instead of Smith AND Redding?

SAM - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 2:22 PM

@ Juno7 Over rated. Full gas scott! Yeah I agree Scott is OVER rated...Don't even know how he keeps his ride as he really thinks he's a rock star. Points 2011 to date: Brad 121 and Scott 57



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