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Aragon

The week before Aragon I did take my first podium of the season in a pro-am cycle event in Italy. There was no trophy for third place but a big slice of Salami which quickly disappeared.

I had a great week cycling between Misano and Aragon and spent some time with my team-mate next year Cal Crutchlow, who is as quick on a pushbike as he is on a MotoGP bike, and Nicky Hayden. Sounds like I did the right thing with the weather at home while I was away.

Apparently my Mum has been spending a fair bit of time on the sofa with her feet up while I've been away, after she completed the 500 kms London to Paris charity cycle ride. It was a really tough trip and she did a brilliant job and I'm very proud of her.

I'm home for just four days before flying off to Japan and will be away for almost a month.

It's a tough trip for everybody involved in MotoGP and not just the riders, but I love it - being able to spend so much time on the bike. I would race every weekend if I could.

The trip comes off a good weekend in Aragon and I've got a sniff of that sixth place in the Championship which would be one better than last year.

The toughest part is telling our dog Charlie that after just getting back I'm off again, but there will be plenty of time in the winter for long walks and planning MotoGP 2013.

Bradley





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M1M - Unregistered

October 02, 2012 5:04 PM

Nice to see some more positive comments after a good finish. Crew chief Tom Jojic's response to Azi Farmi's naive question about the chance of a podium was, "Yeah maybe, if he gets a three bike tow on the straight." It would be interesting to see Redding on the Tech3 in Moto2 next year but he hasn't dominated his teammate to the extent Smith has, consistently finishing way ahead even of ex-125 champion De Meglio. Funny how, when he was Terol's team mate in 125s, Smith only got to win once Terol had the championship wrapped up. What's Terol done since moving up to Moto2 on a proven bike? I'm not a blind fan. I correctly predicted Smith's first win in 125 wouldn't come till he broke away at the front because he was leaving himself open to block passes. He's learnt a lot since then, and takes his racing very seriously. It's a shame there aren't more competitive bikes available, but those who can see beyond simple race results understand why he's been given a chance.



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