S THE WAY BRADLEY SMITH CONTINUES HIS MICHELIN METAMORPHOSIS
Championship lead in dominant Jerez race
I want people to expect me to win – I want people to talk about me. My dream is to be here, winning Grand Prix races and fighting for the championship. I’m doing that, so who needs any more motivation?”
“This year, I know who my rivals are, and I know when I work well I can beat them. It’s not every weekend, but I proved today that I can do it. Now I need to stay focused and improve every weekend. It’s nice to hear Rins and Folger say I’m the man to beat – but I know we can go to Le Mans and find five or six guys in front of me and me busting my balls to keep up.
“That’s the best thing about Moto2, and it’s why I think it’s the only place to learn to go to Motogp. I’m sorted for next year (Lowes will join the Aprilia Motogp project on a two-year deal) but it’s the reason people are talking about Rins, Folger and Zarco moving up for next year too.”
And while it’s too early to call the ultra-close Moto2 class for the Lincolnshire rider, he’s convinced that he’s doing exactly what he needs to do