MOTOGP: Wheel woe for Smith

Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith

First published in Sport

OXFORDSHIRE’S Bradley Smith was left to reflect on how the fates conspired against him as he finished well down the field at Silverstone in yesterday's British GP.

The 23-year-old, from Forest Hill, near Oxford, ended the race in 22nd as Marc Marquez came out on top of a duel with Jorge Lorenzo to claim victory, with Valentino Rossi third.

Smith made a bright start, but then entered the pits on lap 12 due to a cracked rear wheel.

Despite this, the Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider persevered and headed back out on track to once again set competitive times before returning his lowly finish.

He said: “It was a good weekend up until the race and the team did a great job, but these things happen sometimes.”

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