BRADLEY Smith is optimistic of being competitive at the Austrian MotoGP this weekend.

The 26-year-old, from Forest Hill, is eyeing a positive result in his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team’s home race at Spielberg.

Teammate Pol Espargaro picked up the Austrian outfit’s first top-ten finish last weekend and Smith is in an upbeat mood.

He said: “The track layout should allow us to be quick and competitive so there’s a fantastic buzz already around the garage and the paddock.”

However, Smith was 21st and 24th respectively in yesterday’s first and second practice sessions.