German MotoGP: Bradley Smith seeks to end Marquez domination

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Bradley Smith says he’s determined to end Marc Marquez’s golden run in the 125GP class in this weekend’s German race at Sachsenring.

Derbi rider Marquez has been unstoppable recently with the Spaniard claiming four successive victories in Mugello, Silverstone, Assen and Barcelona.

He has surged to the top of the world championship rankings but Oxfordshire rider Smith is targeting success of his own in round eight of the series in Germany this weekend. 

The 19-year-old claimed his best result of the season in the last round at Catalunya when he finished in second position and Smith said: “There are still ten rounds left and I trail in the championship by 38-points which means pulling back 3.8 points a race.

"It sounds easy but there is just one big problem. How are we going to beat Marc Marquez who has won four races in succession? He is beatable and Pol (Espargaro), Nico (Terol) and I have got to work together in a race to put pressure on him.

"He’s not put a foot wrong for the last four races and leads the world championship for the very first time. It’s a new experience I can promise him and extra pressure comes with it. We must exploit that pressure and increase it out on the race track starting at the Sachsenring.”

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Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt