BRADLEY Smith has received a late call-up to ride at Silverstone next weekend.

The 28-year-old from Forest Hill will compete in the Moto2 race as a replacement for the injured Khairul Idham Pawi.

It will be the first time Smith, who is Aprillia’s test rider, has competed in the support series since 2012.

While it will mean a big adjustment to get up to speed, the chance to ride in his home race was impossible to turn down.

He said: “My target for the weekend is to have fun, to do the best I can, and to come away on Sunday with something to be proud of.

“I’ve got no idea how it’ll work, having to learn a bike, a track and tyres on a normal GP weekend, but it’s something I’m very excited for!”