The second chance that could safeguard Britain's MotoGP future
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The second chance that could safeguard Britain's MotoGP future

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OPINION: With MotoGP's silly season in full swing, Bradley Smith is a strong candidate for a full-time return to the grid which would provide a convenient solution for both Aprilia and British representation in the premier class

Aprilia confirmed to Autosport on Tuesday that its test rider Bradley Smith would replace Andrea Iannone while the Italian awaits a decision on his appeal to have his doping ban overturned.

The outcome of Iannone's appeal against his 18-month suspension - dating back to October when the illegal steroid was first found in his system following a drugs test at the Malaysian Grand Prix - with the Court of Arbitration of Sport is not expected until August. With the coronavirus-delayed 2020 MotoGP season starting with a double-header at Jerez on 19 and 26 July, Smith's sudden promotion was inevitable.

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