BRADLEY Smith finished the inaugural MotoE season on a high.

The rider from Forest Hill went into the final two races with a slim chance of claiming the title.

But while he missed out on the championship to Matteo Ferrari, a pair of second place finishes in Valencia saw Smith climb to claim the runners-up spot in the standings.

He said: “I’m very happy, because we were able to put on a great show at the last race of the season.

“I felt very strong this weekend, especially entering corners and under braking.

“At the beginning of the final race I had little grip, but as the laps went by I felt better and we were able to provide a great finale.

“I want to thank the whole team, because it has been a great season.”

Smith headed to Spain third in the championship, 24 points behind Ferrari.

The 28-year-old came third in the first race, but was promoted to second after Hector Garzo was disqualified for having low tyre pressures.

That meant Smith went into the final race as the only man who could catch Ferrari.

Although he finished three places ahead of the Italian, it was enough to claim the title by 11 points.