BRADLEY Smith is looking forward to returning to the MotoGP race paddock at this weekend’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

The Forest Hill rider is competing in tomorrow’s Moto2 race, replacing the injured Khairul Idham Pawi for Petronas Sprinta Racing, and is excited by the challenge.

He said: “Silverstone is a circuit where you have to be brave. It’s one of my favourites of the season.”

Meanwhile, Eynsham’s Dave Messenger shares the BRSCC Alfa Romeo Championship lead after two Power Trophy class wins at Brands Hatch.