Bradley Smith is keen to maintain his momentum of good form as he protects a top five position in the MotoGP World Championship heading to the Czech Republic Grand Prix at Brno.

The Englishman - who has finished no lower than eighth in any race so far this season - turned in another top six performance in Indianapolis, earning him fifth in the standings, ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and Dani Pedrosa.

It is a position the Tech 3 Yamaha rider is eager to consolidate heading to Brno as he looks to firm himself as the leading satellite rider in MotoGP.

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"Next up is the Czech Grand Prix at Brno, which is a circuit that I enjoy racing on. The big hills and undulating corners are good fun to ride on the Yamaha and I think we can do a thorough job there this weekend. It's been a crazy couple of weeks going from the Suzuka 8 Hours in Japan, to Indianapolis and then straight to Brno, but fatigue is not an issue and I'm excited to put on a great show for the fans that come to the race.

"As always our plan is to get up to speed as soon as possible. The base setting that we have has been strong at every GP so far this year and with any luck that will be the same case at Brno. Nevertheless, there will be work to do but I am going to push as hard as possible so that I can hopefully cross the line as the leading satellite rider again.

"After the race we have a test day and then I will begin focusing on the next GP which is my home Grand Prix at Silverstone and it is definitely one of the highlights of my year."

Despite his performances, and unlike team-mate Pol Espargaro, Smith is yet to sign a 2016 contract. The Englishman voiced his frustration at the pace of contract progress at Indianapolis, but is still the clear favourite for the Tech 3 seat.