MotoGP » Bradley Smith:

I blew pole chance

I just sat there in the pit lane garage watching the television through my fingers as I was pushed down to ninth and a third row start in those final ten minutes.

We reach the half-way stage of the Moto2 season after Mugello with our next race at Indianapolis in America towards the end of August.

It's certainly been a challenging time for me and team but we have learnt so much. We will be ready for Indianapolis and the second half.

You may not believe it but I plan to stay at home during the break and chill out a bit although not completely. I'm competing in the Milton Keynes Triathlon and I'm really looking forward to watching the Olympics on the television.

On Monday I cycled out to Kirtlington with my mum to see the Olympic flame on its way to Oxford. It was brilliant to see so many people enjoying seeing the flame and made me even more excited about the Olympics.

It looks likely there not be much of a break for me in the winter and so this promises to be a special time with my family and mates.

I've just spoken to some of the people who have already arrived in Mugello. Apparently the temperature has reached 42 degrees this week and should remain the same for the weekend.

That's when all that training seems worth it although I'll be amazed if we escape with no rain over the weekend. It would be for the first time since that first race of the season in Qatar.


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Nobber - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 5:02 PM

No, Bradley has not been TERRIBLE this season, his Tech 3 bike has been the slow part, they are now getting closer to the FTR/Suter/Kalex hordes, he is a great talent, like Scott, but different, no need for any hate, just enjoy the great racing and emerging talent.

Scartledge - Unregistered

July 10, 2012 3:04 PM

Good luck Bradley! It's been great watching your racing this year... shame it seems like your bike is just missing the edge the kalex and suter seem to have. Keep pushing Brad!

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