7th - Bradley SmithAverage score out of ten: 7.1Team: Monster Yamaha Tech 3Bike: YZR-M1 (Satellite)Wins: 0Podiums: 1Poles: 0Fastest Laps: 0Championship points: 181Championship position: 6th out of 28

Bradley Smith, the top satellite rider in this year's world championship, is also the highest non-factory rider in your Star of the Year vote.

Outscored by rookie Monster Yamaha Tech 3 team-mate Pol Espargaro last season, Smith came into 2015 with plenty to prove - and soon confounded his critics.

Faster, calmer and more consist, Smith finished every race inside the top ten, peaking with a career-best second place in tricky conditions at Misano.

The Englishman had taken over top satellite honours from countryman Cal Crutchlow at round six and went on to finish the season 56 points clear of the LCR Honda rider, with Espargaro a further nine points behind.

Smith also took on some of the factory stars, his final championship ranking of sixth placing him in-between Ducati Team riders Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso.

Away from MotoGP, Smith's reputation was enhanced further by helping Yamaha claim a historic victory in the Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race, alongside Espargaro and Katsuyuki Nakasuga.

Tech 3, often criticised for re-signing Smith, faced no such remarks this year and the #38 will return eager to put himself in the shop window for one of the many factory seats up for grabs in 2017.

About the vote:
Rather than repeat the Riders' World Championship standings, the MotoGP Star of the Year poll expects viewers to take into account factors such as machinery, performance relative to a team-mate, riding style, experience, injuries, progress and personality just as much as race results.

Over 100,000 votes were cast for the 2015 Crash.net MotoGP Star of the Year poll, where viewers awarding each of this year's participants with a mark out of ten.

2015 MotoGP Star of the Year: Results so far7th Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 7.18th Danilo Petrucci ITA Pramac Ducati 6.49th Aleix Espargaro SPA Team Suzuki Ecstar 6.210th Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team 5.9Full ranking to be revealed alongside the winner.

Bradley Smith in the Crash.net MotoGP Star of the Year pollMotoGP Star of the Year 2015: 7thMotoGP Star of the Year 2014: 10thMotoGP Star of the Year 2013: 8thMotoGP Star of the Year 2012: N/AMotoGP Star of the Year 2011: N/AMotoGP Star of the Year 2010: N/AMotoGP Star of the Year 2009: N/AMotoGP Star of the Year 2008: N/A

 

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