BRADLEY Smith has been declared fit by medical staff after crashing out of free practice at the Spanish MotoGP.

Debris and fluid at turn five at Jerez caused the 28-year-old to high side in the second session, which was red-flagged.

Smith, whose crash occured just moments after Reale Avintia Racing's Karel Abraham fell at the same corner, was taken to the medical centre following the incident.

The Forest Hill rider was passed fit for Sunday’s race, which will be his second wildcard appearance for Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, and is ready to get back to work tomorrow.

He said: "Unfortunately, I hit some debris that was left on the track after Abraham's crash and that made me lose control of the bike.

"I was thrown by a high side and I fell right in the middle of the track.

"Fortunately, the other riders avoided me and nothing is broken, although both my ankles are sore.

"It’s a pity. I was doing a good lap.

"In any case, I'm pleased with the work done today.

"We are moving in the right direction and I think we’ll be able to keep going the same way tomorrow."

The Oxfordshire ace was 19th fastest in this morning’s first practice session and had completed 15 laps this afternoon before the incident.

Smith’s previous wildcard outing for Aprilia, for whom he is their test rider, was at the season-opener in Qatar in March.

The former KTM rider crashed out with two laps to go at the Losail International Circuit.

Speaking ahead of this weekend, Smith had expressed his excitement at being back in the MotoGP paddock.

He said: “I’m obviously happy to be back on the track with Aprilia for this wild card.

“Competing against the other riders is certainly more exciting than watching them on TV from home!

“We did two tests in Jerez after Qatar, managing to take a nice step forward.”