BRADLEY Smith crashed out in the final few laps of MotoGP's season-opener in Qatar.

The 28-year-old, from Forest Hill, was competing in the first of five wildcard races for the Aprilia Factory Racing team, for whom he is their test rider.

Smith was last of the 21 riders when he crashed out with two laps to go at the Losail International Circuit.

Mission Winnow Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso claimed victory from Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda CASTROL).