Three in a row for Smith

Published: 25 November 2005

British youngster Bradley Smith won the final round of the Spanish 125cc championship at the weekend, just missing out on the championship win by one point.

The MotoGP Academy rider, who celebrated his 15th birthday on Monday, November 28, has now won three rounds in a row and beat the new champion by a massive margin, almost stealing the title.

Smith won the race by three seconds over German rider Michael Ranseder while Spaniard Mateo Tunez finished in ninth, giving him just enough points to take the title.

"I did what I had to do by winning the race but I could not prevent Tunez winning the title," said Smith. "I had a very big crash in the morning warm-up and was a little sore for the race but I led by three seconds from the German Michael Ranseder with three laps to go and just eased off before the chequered flag. It's fantastic to win the last three races and now I will have to get back to school and wait to see what I will be doing next year."

Smith’s fellow Brits also faired well with Dani Webb finishing in third place, Dan Linfoot sixth and Jamie Westmorland eighth.

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