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Smith takes on Premiership footballers in fitness test

There’s no doubting the fitness of MotoGP debutant Bradley Smith as he goes into next week’s (7 Feb) important test session aboard the Tech3 Yamaha at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia.

The 22 year old Oxfordshire rider watched the footballers of Premier League Everton training and then was invited to take part in a strenuous fitness test.

Smith came through the 40 minute workout, designed to ensure match fitness for the stars of Everton, with flying colours.


“It was a great honour to be given this opportunity to experience a structured programme and to talk and work with some of the countries most elite sports scientists,” explained Smith who was invited to the session by the club’s Assistant Manager Steve Round.

The opportunity which included a tour of the impressive facilities at the club’s training ground before being put through his paces by the Sports Science team came through Optimum Procurement one of his personal sponsors.

“They presented me with a special first team shirt with number 38 on the back but I don’t think I’ll be getting a call from Manager, David Moyes, to be in their line-up but I’ll be watching their games with great interest especially after an insight into how hard those guys train.”

Only imponderable is why Everton when Smith’s PR guru Nick Harris is the number one fan of league two Oxford United!

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