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Aprilia boss: Smith a 'valid option' for MotoGP race seat in 2021

Aprilia CEO Massimo Rivola says test rider Bradley Smith is a "valid option" for a 2021 MotoGP race seat, but admits he is looking talent from Moto2 as well. With Andrea Iannone's doping ban extended to four years and heavily-linked riders in Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso off the market, Aprilia has limited options to partner Aleix Espargaro in 2021. Smith raced for the first 11 rounds of the season in place of Iannone, scoring a best of 12th at the Andalusian Grand Prix at Jerez back in July. However, the Briton was benched for the start of the final triple-header in favour of Aprilia's other tester Lorenzo Savadori - although the marque insists Smith is still very much...
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