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Bradley Smith

Bradley Smith (born November 28, 1990 in Oxfordshire) is an English motorcycle racer, currently competing in the 125cc Grand Prix World Championship. He has been a regular frontrunner, recording two wins, seven podium finishes as well as four pole positions in his four seasons in the class. Eurosport commentators Toby Moody and Julian Ryder have frequently noted his reputation for being at his best while leading races.

Smith's father raced in Motocross, and the family owned an open practice track. Smith got his first motocross bike aged six .

Smith applied for selection to the Auto-Cycle Union (ACU) academy for young racers, but was never chosen. He spent a year in 2004 aged 13 competing in the Aprilia Superteams competition, finishing fourth behind three ACU Academy riders. In January 2005 he was asked to compete for the year in the Spanish 125cc championship as part of the MOTO GP Academy, winning the last three races ending the year 2nd just one point behind the champion.

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