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Britain's Bradley Smith took an handful of points in the Brno MotoGP 125cc race this morning with a spirited sixth place.

The Oxfordshire teenager qualified fourth on the grid and made a confident charge away from the line, leading into the first corner with world champion Gabor Talmasci and Nicolas Terol in close attendance.

He kept the Polaris World Aprilia in the top spot for two laps until eventual winner Stefan Bradl shot past with sheer horsepower advantage. Smith managed to hang around and fight with the leading group for 10 laps but the pace proved to hot and he slipped back to eighth.


However, with three laps to go, Smith managed to get past Simone Cortese and take back seventh.

Fellow Brit Scott Redding, who had a terrible qualifying session by his standard, hauled hmself from 17th to eighth halfway through the first lap but 11th.

He pulled his Blusens Aprilia right on to the back wheel of Smith and it looked, for a time, that Smith was holding Redding up. It wasn't to be, however, as Redding faded to 1th by the time the chequered flag came out.
Redding said: "My result is positive for a few reasons, the main being I managed to stay in the championship top 10. By the end of the race, my rear tyre was totally shot and I couldn't live with the pace of the leading group.

"Physically, I am not 100 per cent at the moment and I was very tired at the end of the race."
Danny Webb was involved in a first-lap incident, crashing out in a three-bike pile-up.
Bradl took the win by just under a second from Mike Di Meglio and Joan Olive.
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