Smith prepares for 2007 125GP season

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Fresh from winning the coveted world 125 championship Rookie of the Year award, British teenager Bradley Smith has begun his 2007 preparations in Jerez.

The Oxfordshire rider took part in a three-day test session clocking a best time of 1.47.72 in a massive 105-lap stint on the final day.

That was less than a second slower than the fastest 125 rider at the test with Hungarian rider Gabor Talmacsi, who topped the timesheets with a best of 1.46.84.

Smith, whose best time smashed his Spanish GP best race lap by a massive 1.9s, will continue to work under the guidance of Dani Pedrosa’s mentor Alberto Puig next season.

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt