Tech3
Feb 2

MotoGP: Tech3′s Smith Confident Ahead Of 2014 Season

Bradley Smith returns to Tech3 for the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

returns to for the 2014 season. (Photo: Getty Images)

Bradley Smith is extremely confident that he and new Monster Yamaha Tech3 teammate Pol Espargaro will be in a position to achieve great things heading into the 2014 season.

At the first 2014 preseason test, which came immediately after the final race of last year in Valencia, Smith ended proceedings in second position and just three tenths of a second down on Repsol Honda Team’s World Champion Marc Marquez.

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Aug 14

Crutchlow – No Choice But Ducati

Future Ducati rider Cal Crutchlow

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PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Red Bull Indianapolis GP will air LIVE on FOX Sports 1 on Sunday, August 18 in a four-hour programming block that starts at 11:00am ET.

says he simply had no other choice but to accept the biggest payday of his career to become the latest ‘savior’ for ’s troubled Desmosedici project.

A two-year deal that will secure his financial future and a contract that guarantees his status as factory rider proved irresistible to the 27-year-old Briton.

Crutchlow returns to racing after the summer break for the Indianapolis Grand Prix this Sunday secure in the knowledge that from 2014 he is a full factory rider. It is something he wanted from Yamaha, who were unwilling to match Ducati’s dollars and factory level bikes and technical support.

Crutchlow will complete the nine races remaining this season with the Monster Tech3 Yamaha team.

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