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Smith’s back in points

Smith was also de­lighted by the work done by the team over the week­end. Joined by test rider Mika Kal­lio and with team-mate Pol Es­par­garó also in the points, Smith says the data gath­ered is more im­por­tant than the points.

Macken­zie on a roll

An­other pos­i­tive week­end for the Bri­tish Su­pers­port cham­pion as he edges closer and closer to the points. Macken­zie was happy with meet­ing the goals set by team boss Ste­fan Kiefer as he con­tin­ues on his learn­ing curve.

Jones in the points

An­other strong week­end for the Welsh rookie, Jones scored yet more points in the cham­pi­onship as the Red Bull Rook­ies goes into their sum­mer break – but will con­tinue in Span­ish cham­pi­onship ac­tion next week in Es­to­ril.

Lowes un­der threat

A dis­ap­point­ing end to the week­end de­spite show­ing re­ally strong progress as he ran in­side the top 10 for much of the week­end. How­ever, there have been no up­dates to his sta­tus for 2018 as Aprilia con­tinue to talk to po­ten­tial re­place­ments.

Mcphee losess grip

It was a bad end to a promis­ing week­end for Mcphee when rear grip is­sues early in Sun­day’s race caused him to drop back out of the fight for the top six. He then crashed while push­ing hard to close them back down.

Skin­ner out of luck

A dif­fi­cult week­end at the Sach­sen­ring for Red Bull Rook­ies front-run­ner Skin­ner, the 15-yearold un­char­ac­ter­is­ti­cally came home out of the points in 17th, but re­mains fifth in the cham­pi­onship race.

th BRADLEY SMITH 14 Started 15th

SAM LOWES DNF Started 21st

TARRAN MACKEN­ZIE 23rd Started 28th

JOHN MCPHEE DNF Started 10th

RORY SKIN­NER 17th Started 12th

DAN JONES 14th Started 11th

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