Smith goes Back to Basics in Simon chase
Only the smallest of margins has separated Bradley Smith and Bancaja Aspar teammate Julián Simón in 125cc preseason testing, with the latter having had the lion’s share of the bragging rights since his return to the class.Smith was once again close to knocking his rival from the head of... Read more
British 125gp world title hopeful Bradley Smith has tried to challenge Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton to a motocross battle.The Aspar Aprilia rider met the McLaren driver during a recent pre-season f1 test in Barcelona while he was training at randy mamola’s house. The 18-year-old told MCN: “He is... Read more
Session 1 1 Julian SIMON (APRILIA) 1:47.5202 Marc MARQUEZ (KTM) 1:47.6253 Bradley SMITH (APRILIA) 125cc 1:47.6924 Pol ESPARGARO (DERBI) 1:47.9205 Andrea IANNONE (APRILIA) 1:47.9296 Takaaki NAKAGAMI (APRILIA) 1:47.9837 Sandro CORTESE (DERBI) 1:48.0238 Efren VAZQUEZ (DERBI) 1:48.3229 Joan OLIVE (DERBI) 1:48.36410 Sergio GADEA (APRILIA) 1:48.53212 Scott REDDING (APRILIA) 1:48.59014 Danny WEBB... Read more
Bradley Smith after Day 1 at Jerez
“Basically today we have only one round of production, because we had an incident with the bike. At first we did not know what it was, so the mechanics have had a hard day’s work, frankly, doing and undoing in finding the solution . The problems have come from... Read more
Session 1 1 Andrea IANNONE (APRILIA) 1:48.134 2 Julian SIMON (APRILIA)1:48.294 3 Marc MARQUEZ (KTM) 1:48.621 4 Pol ESPARGARO (DERBI) 1:48.898 5 Sergio GADEA (APRILIA) 1:49.142 6 Dominique AEGERTER (DERBI) 1:49.144 7 Joan OLIVE (DERBI) 1:49.202 8 Sandro CORTESE (DERBI) 1:49.230 9 Scott REDDING (APRILIA) 1:49.359 10 Efren VAZQUEZ... Read more
Bradley Smith happy with engine performance tweaks
Bradley Smith reckons engine performance tweaks have significantly improved his Aspar Aprilia 125GP machine after a successful test in Estoril this week. His Spanish team ran different engine configurations during the Portugal test as the British teenager ended fourth quickest overall. And despite finishing a massive 1.3s adrift of dominant... Read more
Aspar having finished a day early, left only 2 brits left on track. 1. Andrea Iannone (Aprilia) 1:45,9692. Sandro Cortese (Derbi) 1:46,4743. Pol Espargaro (Derbi) 1:46,8464. Esteve Rabat (Aprilia) 1:47,2315. Joan Olive (Derbi) 1:47,2446. Scott Redding (Aprilia) 1:47,5207. Randy Krummenacher (Aprilia) 1:47,6188. Takaaki Nakagami (Aprilia) 1:47,6479. Efren Vasquez (Aprilia) 1:47,70510.... Read more
Danny Webb survived a pre-season scare when he crashed his new 2009 Aprilia 125GP machine on the second day of testing in Estoril yesterday (Monday).The British rider, who claimed a career best result of fifth at last year’s Estoril race, crashed his DeGraaf Aprilia at Turn Four but luckily... Read more