He said: "It's all about learning to cope with the power.
"My Moto2 bike was capable of 170mph on a good day and the MotoGP bike is pushing 220mph - quite a difference. One of the biggest things is the speed that you enter the corners. You come in at 180mph and use carbon brakes to try and stop in time.
MotoGP rider Smith trains with Everton
"Throw in the 20 best riders in the world and it makes my job difficult.
"But from the moment I signed a contract in 2011 my training changed a lot. A motorcycle at that speed has a lot of mass and to hold on to it as it accelerates and throw around a 155kg machine is different.
"I am getting there. I'm a lanky scrawny kid so I have to put a lot of work in the gym. You almost want to be like a gymnast.
"You don't want to be big and bulky as you need to be aerodynamic and agile."
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