Bradley Smith will head to Tech Yamaha's home French MotoGP 'confident that we will have a very competitive bike' after trying electronic and chassis changes in Monday's Jerez test.

Although the 23-year-old only set the ninth fastest lap time, just behind rookie team-mate Pol Espargaro - and suffered a small fall - the British rider is confident he will soon reap the rewards.

"I was very keen to test at Jerez today as I wanted to try and improve on what we had started in the Friday practice sessions which helped me during the race," said Smith.

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"Overall I am pleased with what we achieved. The team and I tested a lot of different modifications, and collected a large amount of data with some changes working better than others, leaving us with a clear idea of where we can head towards next in terms of set-up direction.

"We worked a lot on electronics this morning, where we definitely found something positive, and this afternoon on the chassis settings, which I feel we need to work on a little more and also focused on the engine management of the Yamaha.

"I am happy and confident that we will have a very competitive bike for the Tech 3 Team's home race in Le Mans where I am sure we score a positive result."