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Smith turns focus towards 2020 MotoGP return

Ousted KTM MotoGP rider Bradley Smith says he will turn his focus on returning to the grid in 2020, with opportunities to race next year having all but dried up. Smith will be replaced at KTM next year by Johann Zarco, having been generally outperformed by teammate Pol Espargaro since the pair joined the Austrian marque last season. The 27-year-old had been targeting the vacant seat alongside Franco Morbidelli at the new SIC Yamaha satellite team for 2019, but it now appears that ride is destined to go to Moto2 rider Fabio Quartararo. "[The SIC Yamaha ride] has definitely gone, already on Monday after Assen I knew that," Smith said. "Now it's a case of seeing what else is out...
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