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Bancaja Aprilia's Bradley Smith reckons he is angry with himself after pushing too hard and crashing at Honda hairpin during the 125GP qualifying session at Phillip Island today.

Smith, who finished fifth and is a row behind his team-mate and tital rival Julian Simon, lobbed it right at the end of the session but was still less than a tenth of a second off Simon's pole time.

"I'm a bit annoyed with myself about the crash because I knew turn four was a dangerous one, where you have to take it at around 80%, but I got excited and pushed too hard," said the Oxfordshire teenager.


"It is always a tricky one for the right hand side of the tyre and it let go on me straight away. Anyway, other than that I am happy because the bike is stable and I think we have the pace to run at the front tomorrow.

"I wanted to push for pole position over the final few laps but it is always difficult here if you can't get a slipstream. I'm starting from the second row but if I can get off the line well then I have the pace to run with the front group and even break them up if possible. The fewer there are of us in the fight the better."
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