Bradley Smith says he is eager to build on the confidence from his Suzuka 8 Hours success as he prepares to start the second-half of the 2015 MotoGP World Championship season at Indianapolis on a high.

Smith joined Tech 3 Yamaha team-mate Pol Espargaro and Katsuyuki Nakasuga in triumphing at the Suzuka endurance classic last month, joining an impressive roll call of previous winners that include Valentino Rossi, Colin Edwards and Wayne Rainey.

Describing the win as a 'dream come true', Smith is now turning his attentions to the resumption of the MotoGP World Championship and the Indianapolis Grand Prix, a race he has enjoyed positive results in the past, including a top six finish last year.

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"It's time to go back to work and jump on the Yamaha at the Indy circuit which is a track with such a huge amount of history and it's always fun to go racing there. The summer break was great for me, although there wasn't a lot of rest!

"Pol and I contested in the Suzuka 8 hour race which we were able to win after the special support from Yamaha. It was a dream come true, although not just to compete in it, but to also finish first! The whole thing really fills me with confidence for the second part of the year in MotoGP and I am certain that I can continue my strong form from the opening nine rounds where I finished no lower than 8th in all of the races.

"In my first year in the premier class, I completed this GP in 8th and then last year, 6th and I hope to go one step further this year!

"Our base setting has worked really well at all of the races so far, therefore hopefully we will have a good start and get everything ready for the main event on Sunday, even if it's quite a tricky circuit to master. However, I am ready for the battle and can't wait to speed over the bricks on my Yamaha in Indianapolis."