A graduate of the Red Bull MotoGP Academy and a former runner-up in the Spanish CEV 125cc Championship, Bradley began his World Championship career in 2006 with the Repsol Honda factory team in the 125cc class. He proved himself worthy of the challenge earning the Rookie of the Year award finishing in 19th overall.
2007 saw further improvement with Smith's first trip to the podium at Le Mans and a 10th place standing at season's end. Bradley signed on with Polaris World in 2008 and piloted their Aprilia through another successful year with 4 podiums and 3 poles. He finished out his third full Championship season in 6th place. Poalris World excused themselves from competition at the end of 2008, and Smith was subsequently picked up by Bancaja Aspar.
2009 proved to be the best year of Bradley's career. He and his Bancaja Aspar Aprilia rocketed to 9 hard-fought podiums and collected two wins. Smith was runner-up to Julian Simon for the World Championship title that year. He stayed with Bancaja Aspar through 2010 earning another 6 podium finishes, including one win, and finishing 4th in the final standings.
2011 finds Bradley taking the step up to Moto2 and riding for Tech 3 alongside Mike Di Meglio.
Bradley Smith #38 - Tech 3 Racing
Born: November 28, 1990
Bradley Smith 2011 Moto2 Results
Tech 3 Racing
Announced as a new 4-stroke MotoGP World Championship class in 2010, Moto2 replaced the 250cc category. Moto2 is intended to be a prestigious yet cost-effective accompaniment to the premier class of MotoGP. Some of the key characteristics of this category of Grand Prix racing are a single engine supplier and a single tyre supplier. Honda Racing Corporation was chosen as the engine supplier, while Dunlop, currently present in the 125cc World Championships provide the tyres.
Moto2 technical specifications - in a nutshell
Powered by a one-make 600cc 4-stroke engine, producing around 150hp, the Moto2 class will continue the 250cc series' pursuit of developmental excellence with the running of a prototype chassis -free from limitation.
No production bike parts will be permitted for the frame, swing arm, fuel tank, seat or cowling, meaning that these aspects of the machine will be left to the manufacturer and designers' discretion.
Electronic systems will be more limited than those previously permitted in 250cc, which had seen select factories bringing in traction control in recent years. Moto2 rules will allow for data loggers, ECU and timing transponders supplied by the organiser, with a maximum total cost of the ECU's components set at 650 euros. No other electronic control, nor datalogging systems, will be present on the bikes.
Experience the excitement of season 2 of Moto2 Racing as Bradley Smith rides to capture his first Moto2 Championship crown.